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New Debian User

Postby CosmicFlux » 2017-07-26 11:32


Just thought I'd introduce myself (I don't see a category for this, so I hope it's OK posting here)

Well, after 10+ years on Ubuntu I've decided to move upstream. With every Ubuntu release the distribution moves ever further away from its Debian roots, and I've held on for way longer than I probably should have. For me Ubuntu peaked with 7.10. Lately, every new change seems to come at the expense of stability. The straw that broke the camels back, so to speak, is the latest system update for 16.04 LTS bricking my system. I use it as a LAN server, with every device relying on it for resources. Fortunately, I have /home on its own partition and everything else backed up to an offsite cloud server.

Anyway, I decided enough was enough. I contemplated migrating to Arch/Manjaro or Fedora - heck, I even considered Slackware, although I suspect it wouldn't play all that nice with my hardware - but the thing I loved about Ubuntu was the Debian back-end. I'm not too familiar with the Red Hat implementations. So, with that in mind I decided to cut out the - increasingly volatile - middle man and migrate to Debian itself. And here I am.

Apologies for the essay.

I hope to take an active part in what is rumoured to be the best community in the Linux ecosystem.


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CPU: Intel i7-6770K @ 4Ghz
GFX: Nvidia GTX 960

OS: Debian 9.0 (Stretch)
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Re: New Debian User

Postby Hallvor » 2017-07-26 13:40

Hello and welcome! We must have been at at the same time, then. I started out with Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake), and must have left just before 8.04 (Hardy Heron).

Debian is an excellent choice if you like to use your computer instead of tinkering and troubleshooting bugs, and upgrades between stable releases are usually unproblematic.
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Re: New Debian User

Postby HuangLao » 2017-07-26 19:16

welcome to Debian. FYI, you might get bored with the

Interesting that you thought Slackware might not run on your machine, i've found that Slack can run on just about anything, new or old.
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