After a short delay I continued my tour and made it onto Debian Etch. One slight problem though, I managed to accidentally install the 64bit version of Etch which gave me the usual problems with Flash and other things.
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These were all the same problems I had on 64bit Ubuntu so it's not Debian specific in any way. It took me a few days to download the 32bit Etch and it slowed my progress a little but not for long. I'd heard a lot of stories about Debian only being for hardcore hackers and real purists but I wanted to see for myself. So without further ado here's how I got on with Debian Etch…