> You might want to read the social contract  (and the Debian Free
> Software Guidelines) to learn about why that is not in the default
> Debian install and resides in non-free.
I did read per your link. That helps explain some things which I pondered
> Note that you can also find
> non-official images that do include the non-free firmware .
NOW I find this out? I did use the netinst method and now I know it could have been done another way. Someone should update the Debian PPC install guide. Well, learning the hard way isn't easy but it is instructive.
>> I guess I have much to learn about Debian. Especially your package
>> management system. And whatever aptitude is (a package manager I know).
> There are a couple of choices for the package manager. synaptic is the
> one with a graphical interface. aptitude and apt-get are comparable to
> yum, but for Debian packages. dpkg is in the same way comparable to rpm.
> aptitude is usually preferred to apt-get as for most things it's more
Thank you for the quick introduction. I have a slightly better idea of what each do. To learn the specifics is just taking some time with man pages and experimenting