Back to the Basics with Debian

Sometimes, you just have so many problems with the distribution you’re running that you have to wipe it out with a clean slate. I did that this past week and am now using Debian.

With using Debian there comes a feeling of being back to the very basic of Linux distros…much in the same way when you use Arch…it just feels plain, unencumbered, and basic and there is a feeling you get when build something from nothing…you start with a kernel and just enough CLI tools and create your house…then live in it.

It feels good to be stable. It feels good to not have to worry about programs crashing, the net disconnecting, or not being able to install programs.

People like to ride the unstable or testing route with most things out there…as I move forward in my Linux journey, I find myself looking to be less and less cutting edge and more and more stable. Plus, if there is a program out there that needs updating…backports are always a good way to get them.

I’m enjoying my new digs and will look to getting back into the swing of posting enjoyable articles and how-to’s in the upcoming weeks.

Author: devnet

devnet has been a project manager for a Fortune 500 company, a Unix and Linux administrator, a Technical Writer, a System Analyst, and a Systems Engineer during his 20+ years working with Technology.

10 thoughts on “Back to the Basics with Debian”

  1. With using Debian there comes a feeling of being back to the very basic of Linux distrosโ€ฆ

    Why do you say that? I think it depends on which Debian version, which desktop software, window manager, etc you choose.

    Even Debian stable, with KDE4 for instance, doesn’t feel very basic at all.

    Anyway congratulations for your choice.

    1. I think it is in knowing that Debian came into existence in the early 90’s…so I was referring more to time frame than anything ๐Ÿ™‚ To me, Debian and Slackware are ‘the basics’ since they’ve been around a bit longer than most.

  2. I have recently installed Debian and I found it to be very good as well, the gnash flash plug-in meant that I did not need to futz around installing adobe-flash-plugin to watch youtube out of the box. It is a very good distribution.

  3. I upgraded to Testing but i will go back to Stable ๐Ÿ™‚
    Beauty of Debian ๐Ÿ™‚

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