This review goes through the pro's and con's about Etch and a little bit of ranting…
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The Pros of Debian Etch beta 3
Comes with an easy to navigate graphical installer
Has a choice of 20 Linux kernels suitable for a wide variety of x86 machines.
Gives fine grained control over the installation with options to enable/disable specific modules.
Installs the latest versions of software. A real surprise!!
Quick boot up times.
Stable and secure – you get the same unadulterated operating system which powers many of the high traffic servers around the world.
Support for setting up encrypted partitions during installation .