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Re: Debian 9 rocks, really




Hahahaha -- +1, for me, for what's turning out to be a very entertaining weekend...

Introduced to Debian in 2003, stayed on it though 2008, then Ubuntu for a while but defaulting to Debian full time for the past few years....

A particular moment to send thanks to the community and to these lists, for teaching me more than I could imagine to know about the whole system, from all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies to some of the fundamental design features of a well-maintained distribution.  Especially in light of recent events concerning the way the consequences of our seemingly trivial computer use can be manipulated in opaque ways, a deeper commitment to really understanding how some of these systems work is all the more important, and engaging with open systems and a building a responsive community becomes more critical.

So yeah -- maybe some haters, but full speed ahead, to Buster and beyond!

On 03/24/2018 06:31 PM, Andre Rodier wrote:
Hello all,

I have been using Linux since more than 20 years, and Debian Linux since Potato. I even remember the time when you had to carefully read the documentation of your monitor to avoid damaging it, by choosing the wrong frequencies for the X server.

I am using a lot of computers, from small workstations to big servers in data centres or in the clouds, like Rackspace, AWS or Google cloud. If you are a little bit careful with the question asked, and have a minimum of IT knowledge, the Debian installer is wonderful. It always give you the control if something goes wrong, for instance by activating another console.

The task selection concept is great, for those who want to install their favourite desktop environment easily. I love the fact that multiple DE are given, and I can install and try more than one.

I recently re-discovered preseed, and I really enjoy it as well.

Thank you for making my life easier, and my work so beneficial. Debian people are really a great team !!!

André Rodier.