With some patience and reading lots of tutorials I had three stable and some-what up-to-date Lenny systems running using some third party repositories for apt-get. When I got home, I decided to install Lenny on my desktop and document the process. More here
With some fundamental understanding of Linux, I found Debian Lenny to be easy to configure as an attractive desktop. In the future I will post further tweaks to the Debian Lenny Desktop with XFCE 4.6.