Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9
clean debian custom sid, very stable, hard disk very quick installation
needs some basic knowledg)e of debian/linux (console recommended/necessary)
i am very surprised to notice there was no review of this excellent os at linuxquestions
Aptosid (speaking of latest available 2011-03) is a debian-sid cutomized version with
a full respect of Debian Social Contract (DFSG)
see the official announce here :
it comes in several "flavors", mostly kde-light, xfce, kde-full, with versions for i686 AND amd-64 architectures
isos are iso-hybrid wich makes very easy to write to usb keys using a single command line
an online multi-language manual gives extended informations on how to deal with live-mode,
hard-disk installation, and full administration
link here : http://manual.aptosid.com/
once started in live mode, you are offered several installation procedures : hard disk install, usb-install (with persistence)
on a recent computer boot is less than a minute, install less than 5 minutes
Aptosid is coming with a lot of software and is a fully usable and customisable environment, with a large hardware recognition. It is fast, reliable and stable... very stable.
give it a try !