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Debian 5’s Five Best Features

Despite delays and internal arguments, Debian 5, Lenny, has finally arrived, and it’s a darn nice Linux distribution. You don’t have to take my word for it. Consider what Warren Woodford, the well-regarded Linux developer, who uses Debian for the foundation of his SimplyMEPIS Linux distribution, has to say. More here

That’s what Woodford likes about the new Debian. Here are my five favorite features in Lenny.

1) X.org 7.3 integration. It used to be setting up your screen in Linux was a real pain-in-the-rump. With X.org 7.3 the X-server behind Linux’s most common GUIs (graphical user interfaces), the program automatically take care of setting up your display resolution.

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