Voices are currently rising in support of the recently released Debian 4.0 “Etch” desktop.
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Enthusiasts have long contended that Debian (the full name of which is the Stallman-approved Debian GNU/Linux) is one of the geekier Linux distros, by which they mean it requires a significant amount of wrangling to set up and use. But as Yousef Ourabi points out in the new issue of Free Software magazine, Etch's inclusive support for hardware and simple installation make it one of the easiest desktop Linux builds to use. He even brands it as a “good alternative to Ubuntu.”