Ever since comparing seven Linux distributions on my “old thinkpad” testbed, I've remained impressed with the flexibility and ease-of-maintenance of Debian-based Linuxes. In my followup article on using Etch as a desktop OS, I pondered converting my primary desktop from SUSE to Debian. I've done it.
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Well, that's the story of my do-it-yourself Debian Etch desktop. I hope you enjoyed it! I've been on this new system — and totally off SLED 10 — for about two weeks, and am finding it to be solid, flexible, easy to update, and easy to maintain. Plus, I don't have to worry about being stuck with some half-baked, non-working package manager (ducks).