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I have been using Wheezy for a few days already. For the most part, it is very good. My old computer crapped out, so I bought a new one. I down-loaded the Wheezy 64-bit XFCE CD1 and installed, but it was Squeeze! So I promptly up-graded to Wheezy.
My new machine has an nVidia GeForce, so I expected lots of trouble. To my surprise, not a single problem! And I am not using the non-free repository. Debian's legendary troubles with hardware and related firmware would seem a bit exaggerated. Or I have been very lucky. If so, I'll take it.
There have been some strange tweaks in Wheezy. Conky lost transparency, which was solved by adding a line to the conky.conf that is not in the Debian version. (A line I found searching LQ by the way.) The second problem is with the Conky calendar that I have only been able to half resolve, but again, was caused by some small and weird change in Wheezy. A "_" in the conky.conf had to be changed to a "-". I have no idea what other tiny change needs to be made.
And my HP printer that worked perfectly with Squeeze is no longer printing.
As I stated at the top, for the most part, Wheezy is fabulous, but if I cannot straighten out these two small wrinkles, especially the printer, it will be an incentive to test Slackware. Wheezy is a great system, but who knows what the future may bring.
I'm probably gonna have to give it a go. I still have a huge soft spot for Debian, even though I have moved to Slackware.
Interesting stuff, from the Distrowatch release notice:
"This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories. Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for Wheezy, will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically."
Emphasis mine. Nice. I'm sure Richard Stallman won't be too happy about that, hahaha.
@TroN-0074: You have to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and change the "squeeze" occurrences to "wheezy" (or to "stable", if you want to stay on the stable branch when Wheezy becomes oldstable). There's a more detailed guide here. When following the guide, keep in mind that you only have to change "squeeze" for "wheezy" (not the whole repository line), and the kernel part may be different, depending on your architecture.
The guide is from August last year (hence the old kernel version), but I think the general upgrade procedure detailed in the guide is OK (upgrading the kernel, udev, grub and then the rest of the system).