This Distrowatch weekly news contains a brief mentioning of the Debian graphical installer.
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The upcoming release of Debian “etch”, currently scheduled for December 2006, is likely to provide several interesting features, never before seen in the world's largest Linux distribution. One of them is a graphical installer. As reported in the latest issue of Debian Weekly News, the Debian graphical installer is now part of the regular daily builds for the i386 platform, with AMD64 and PPC following shortly. While it still won't be the default way of installing Debian “etch”, the availability of a point-and-click interface should make it easier for novice users to install Debian, a distribution often considered more suitable for use by software developers and technology enthusiasts. On a related note, Daniel Baumann has announced the availability of a new set of unofficial Debian live CDs for the i386 and AMD64 processors; images containing either GNOME or KDE can be downloaded from the project's main server or its European mirror.