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Last Review by gradinaruvasile - posted: 07-24-2013 03:25 AM [ Post a Review

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Debian is my distro of choice. I use it on my desktop and my laptop (i do my work on them) since 6.0 was in testing and i find it very dependable, i havent had any crash or anything, even when using mixed testing/unstable/experimental/self-compiled software/kernels. The software repository is huge, maybe the largest among Linux distros - i found just about every package i really needed. Also, most packages have -dev versions, that are to be used for compiling stuff - mostly you dont have to search the net for compile dependencies, just install the needed -dev packages. I use the Xfce Desktop Environment (i can't stand Gnome 3/shell), which unfortunately in stable is at version 4.8 and has an older file manager (thunar 1.2.3). The apt system can be a nuisance sometimes, but if you stick to the OOTB/approved repos, there are no problems. The initial setup might take longer than with the "user-friendly" distributions, but after that using it is a breeze.

Rating: 9
Product Details: "7.0" by wsteward - posted: 05-05-2013 - Rating: ******** 8.17


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