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Some well meant advice: Degrading both Debian and Ubuntu will not help you in getting better replies(...and sounds a bit childish).
Keep those things for your personal blog instead of your profile.
good advice jens,
cannot help my sorrow with regards to Debian. Actually, I've found a little known distro that I'm pretty impressed with (sparky) ... my "angst" is with regards to, when searching the interwebs for reference to solving my frequent problems, all to often the "results" are swamped with references to "ubuntu" which I just wont run. And all to often the solutions regarding ubuntu do not really pertain to PURE DEBIAN...
I'm pretty good with search engine operators, but have yet to derive how to omit all results with "ubuntu" in them ...
no offense intended. I'll now refrain from any further opines.
I've tried a few distros over the years. But I always end up back on debian eventually. I even tried arch, and it was nice until X crashed in the middle of gaming in under 2 hours. There was also some weird font issue if you booted to the command line. X almost never crashes in debian so back I went. I started on SuSE with version 6.1. That was a nice distro, until you wanted something not provided by the distro and nothing on the TLDP applied because of all the administration scripting. And then version 7 came out and it wouldn't install on my vaio laptop because it locked up when it probed pcmcia. Mandrake 7.2-ish at the time failed for the same reason. Which put me in the direction of debian. A couple floppies and push enter 50 times and off to the races. I did eventually get SuSE 7 to install by using the floppy disk and the older YaST tool, but debian was so much nicer for me. Especially back in the dialup days.