How to install Debian, expert mode

Debian GNU/LinuxDebian is a highly recommended distribution for server environments due to:

  • His version release philosophy. Debian does not have a fixed cycle to release new versions, but each version is released once the development team considers it stable enough (released when it is ready).
  • Packages inclusion policy: only stable and well-tested packages are included.
  • Its robustness and stability.

Handle NTFS partitions in GNU/Linux

To handle NTFS partitions in GNU/Linux you should install the package ntfs-3g

Note: From April 2011 the ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs projects joined forces so now everything is in a single suite: ntfs-3g.

Most likely your distribution may already have installed the suite ntfs-3g else you can do it by exec


$ sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g


# yum install ntfs-3g

Find duplicated files in GNU/Linux

One of the easiest and safest ways to find duplicate files on GNU / Linux files is using the tool fdupes, fdupes find duplicate files comparing the file sizes, making a check MD5 followed by a byte to byte comparison.

Install LibreOffice in Debian GNU/Linux

According to Wikipedia:

LibreOffice is a free office suite compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. It has a text processor (Writer), a spreadsheet (Calc), a presentations creator (Impress), a databases manager (Base), a vector graphics editor (Draw) , and an editor of mathematical formulas (Math).

To the previous definition, I would add that it is also compatible with BSD OS (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD).

LibreOffice covers a wide range of office needs and therefore can replace proprietary suites such as: Microsoft Office.