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I am going to put some Debian on kids computer (and mine, later on) together with Fedora.
I have tested some variants, Mepis and Munjoy are two candidates (sarge-installation has failed twice but will try once more).
Now the more I test Debian-based distro's, the more I get the feeling that the distro in itself is not really important. The only thing I can see is different is the initial setup, but I always change that anyway.
*) With a fast internet-connection I install/update from the same sources, so I get the apps/versions I want.
*) Configuration is done the same way, same files in same places - or I can use KDE's config-utilities if I like.
Is this correct, or am I missing something? Are there any underlying differences I might not see until later? On the "Red-Hat-track" I know about real differencies, but I'm not very familiar with Debian, never used it before (because I don't like it - but it does have far better/bigger repositories than Mandrake, Fedora or Slackware.)
The Debian way is easy to maintain, but if you're going to install from sources other than Debian's you might as well use something else. You will only notice the differences if you stick with the preferred way of handling a distro, otherwise it won't matter.