Debian compared to RedHat/Suse, etc?
How is Debian compared to other distos? I'm a relatively new user. I've used RedHat, Mandrake, and SuSe each from about version 6 or 7 until the most recent. I really like Yast2 in Suse to set up any of my hardware and such. However, I only really got into Linux when I tried out Ximian Desktop which it appears is unavailable for Debian. My main concern is installing programs and such to debian. I really dislike compiling myself, but I also dislike RPMs when they continuously give me dependency errors and ask for CDs I don't have. I like the red carpet feature of Ximian which will install everything you need. Does Debian sound like something I should try? I know my way around linux but rely a lot on auto detection of hardware and so on, so would like a distro that I don't need to set everything up myself. Thanks for the advice.