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I agree with tron. people definitely need to try different package managers. there are pros and cons with them that I think get overlooked. I have my opinion, but I'm not going to type it out as its irrelevant.
if you are going to go debian. just a tip you might find handy. I don't know what desktop environment you like. debian will install gnome2 by default. if you desire something different; before beginning the install, select advanced options and then alternative desktop environment. I think this option is poorly placed in the installer so thought give you a heads up.
I installed the latest version of Debian on my laptop. Wireless and audio drivers don't work. Grub show W$ndows 7 (Which unfortunately need for work) and when I use logmein on Firefox, I can't log in to remote systems. Ok, I googled solutions for the drivers and I found a file, try installing it but no luck. I re-installed Ubuntu back on my laptop. I will try Debian on my PC.
If windows ISN"T showing in grub. You need to su to root and run the command:
Debian has a slightly stricter stance on proprietary software than Ubuntu. You need to add "contrib nonfree" to the end of your sources in your souces.list
Here's a good link that educated me on a few things when i first used Debian. Thanks to caravel showing me this. http://www.debianuserforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=388
For audio you may have to open alsamixer and unmute your soundcards.
I don't know about your wireless but you may have to enable the appropriate repo and install the required packages. I had to do that on Debian too.
Last edited by Knightron; 06-09-2012 at 09:31 PM.
Reason: Didn't include the websight
Thank you Knightron but I really needed my laptop operational for today. I am on call so I need to be able to boot to W$ndows in case I need to work.
I will def try Debian on my home PC.