Yes, Debian is still a pain to install, especially when compared to some others Linux distributions such as Red Hat, Mandrake or SuSE. However, one has to admire how a group of volunteers from all over the world came together to design this tremendously solid and stable distribution. Some say it lags behind quite a bit, but sure that is not a problem for a server. Some other people say it is "too political" because it sticks to free software only, but that also removes unnecessary headaches for the system administrators. If you install Debian, you know you will not be getting in trouble with licensing issues, sudden changes in company strategies, etc.



The cornerstone of the whole Debian community, this contract is a set of commitments that the Debian agrees to abide by. Incidentally, it was also used as the basis for the Open Source Definition
Some people hate Debian's picky attitude towards licensing but, on the other hand, if you need some thorough information on the different open source licenses and what they entail there is no better place to go to.
Community website more geared towards those who need technical assistance on Debian-related issues. It also links to programming articles.
The official repository of tips and information for the Debian project, unless you are looking for the lengthier Debian documentation, of course.
Useful manual containing plenty of information about Debian: history of the project, installation (including specific models), networking, package administration, booting, audio, CD reading and writing, cameras... It is obviously aimed at those who plan to use Debian as a desktop system.
Extraordinary collection og Debian system administration tips and resources. You will find here plenty of documentation on how to configure your Debian box.
Need to know what is going on in the Debian community? Would like to follow the latest ideas suggested to the debian-devel list? This is your place.
Collection of Debian-related blogs from all over the world. Something similar to Planet GNOME but for the Debian community. It gathers blog entries from people involved in Debian, although the topics range from technology to movies and hobbies.
Paper with information about the philosophy behind the Custom Debian Distributions as well as technical information used to put them together. It explains, among other things, the concept of meta-packages and user role based menus.
Sometimes one needs a deb package that is not available in any of the official Debian repositories. Where to look for it then? This website is the answer. It allows you to search unofficial apt-get repositories.
How many times have we heard that comment? "Sure, Debian is cool but the stable branch is soo far behind..." Well, this website comes in to fill that void, allowing you to install newer packages in stable.
If you run Debian on multiple machines in your network, Apt-Cacher is the project for you. It's a CGI script that will keep a cache of Debian packages so you don't need to download them from outside your network all the time.
Humongous archive containing all (yes, you read right, all) Debian packages, so you can use your apt to install any given snapshot of Debian.
Detailed online documentation on how to create customer kernel packages using the make-kpkg command.
Software to automate Linux installs and software distributions. It is not specifically written for Debian, but it works fine with it.
Fully Automated Installation for Debian, originally written to be applied in Linux clusters but it works fine everywhere else.
Information on how to build a totally customized Debian CD with your own personal distro.
Unofficial repository for Debian stable with the latest PHP and MySQL packages always available. Simply add them to your sources.list and you are all set to go.
Project to create an embedded version of Debian GNU/Linux that scales from large to very small systems and supports a wide range of architectures.