Appendix D: Alan’s Quick Start Guide to Debian for Programmers

This article is a summary of steps I take to set up a new Debian desktop for development. It is useful for the developer who is new to the Debian Linux desktop environment and wants to take advantage of the apt system.

After trying out a number of different Linux distributions, I currently use a Debian Testing KDE installer,1 which I find ideal for my purposes: C++ / Java / Python / Qt / KDE development.

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