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03 May 2007 @ 11:00 pm
My God . . . It's Full of ***Awesome***  
I just installed Debian "etch".

It's . . . gorgeous. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S. It configured itself the way Windows claims to be able to, right off of the CD. It practically installed itself.*

Linux! I've fallen in love with you all over again, you cruel, cruel mistress, you!

* For those of you who installed Debian in, say, 1999 - yeah, it's way better than answering questions at a text console for six hours.
Current Mood: I think I'm crying a little
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on May 4th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
You know...Ubuntu has been doing the "do everything" configuration for a while now. I don't know if they got it from the standard Debian universe or if they wrote it themselves, but I've been running 6.06 for almost a year now in a VM, and it has worked quite well.
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: [300-Our Lady of Soundtrack Sorrow]discoflamingo on May 4th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
The few posts I've read about it seem to indicate that it's a race between Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu, and SuSe to come up with the best hardware detection suite.
chadvalentinechadvalentine on May 4th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
Speaking of...
I started installing Gentoo last night, based on your usage and implied recomendation.

Why would you do that to a guy?
Bitwisebitwise on May 4th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of...
Ha ha ha ha ha

Didn't you know it makes you L33T to watch shit compile for three days straight?
chadvalentinechadvalentine on May 4th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of...
Not to mention that I couldn't believe it doesn't want to install without me explicity re-writing xorg.conf on the freakin' fly. JUST INSTALL AND START ALREADY, I'LL FILL THAT SH*T IN LATER!

I'm going back to Ubuntu. yeah, I'm a n00b, I know, but it just works. Maybe FreeBSD?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on May 6th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Re: Speaking of...
Gentoo is for stress-testing machines. I'm never going back now. I switched all of my machines over to Debian in an hour.
Epic Dude: Vmorecake on May 4th, 2007 10:00 am (UTC)
I've been planning to move to Etch recently, so this is good news for me. Did you send off for a CD Ubuntu style or did you burn an iso?
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: RAR!discoflamingo on May 4th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
I did a torrent download of the DVD ISOs. And when I say that. I mean **all of them**, including the source discs. I wholeheartedly embrace the "nuke them from orbit - it's the only way to be sure" theory of downloading.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on May 5th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
I don't have anything to add to this discussion, but that's a really awesome icon. I heart alton brown.
XCorvisxcorvis on May 4th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
And guess what else! You didn't spend 18 hours compiling it first!
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: [Harry Potter GoF-Go Ball]discoflamingo on May 4th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Bitwisebitwise on May 4th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Do you know how it compares to Ubuntu? 'cause my impression was that Ubuntu was basically all the benefits of Debian with all the rough edges (installation, configuration) cleaned up. Though if you want a firewall you still have to write iptables/netfilter rules your own damn self.
chadvalentinechadvalentine on May 4th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Ubuntu is the awesome...
I really dig it.
Bitwisebitwise on May 4th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Ubuntu is the awesome...
Yeah, I've switched over to Ubuntu myself. I was wondering how Debian stacks up against it, because Ubuntu is mostly based on Debian.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on May 5th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
I can't really compare them, but Debian is generally more stable, since Ubuntu draws from the unstable package directories.
Oυτιςerragal on May 4th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
whispers from beyond the pale
These words that drift from another dimension begin to tempt me out of my laziness towards... another OS. But is the conversion worth it for a lazy peon (Me busy, leave me alone) with few goals beyond surface interaction?
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: [Linux] Like Being Vegandiscoflamingo on May 5th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Re: whispers from beyond the pale
If you have extra space on a computer, sure. If you had to replace Windows, then holy crap, don't do it.