Saturday, March 31, 2007

Debian Etch : Very impressif

After almost 2 years using Slackware I always curious with Debian and yesterday I try install it on my computer (using Debian Etch RC2 weekly build) and I choose to use AMD64 version since I own a 64bit processor.

INSTALLATION
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First installation almost get me shock because default installation fail but I try to see another boot parameter option and then I try to use this option --- > installgui acpi=off hw-detect/start_pcmcia=false tasks="kde-desktop, standart" ---> installgui, yes I want to try The GUI installer from etch; acpi=off, I have do this since without this option The installation always hang without any error messeges (I still dont understand with this); hw-detect/start_pcmcia=false, I dont have any pcmcia things so why I have to use it :) ; tasks="kde-desktop, standart", I use this because I like to use KDE rather than GNOME (eventhought GNOME is great and nice too)
then the process is working very nice and smooth everything is very easy and stable. After about 20 minutes (so, yes it a fast installation) installation finish.
And then first booting and it's just works and fast :)

On The DESKTOP
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Booting process is average it took about 35 second and then I come to the KDE first wizard and after choosing everything what I need then I get into the KDE desktop....ok it just a "No Bling-Bling" like other "Distro" but this not a problem for me since I usually use Slackware which has no "bling-bling" things too.
So if like to ask about what the different Slackware KDE and Debian KDE I just can say Debian is very stable, big salute and congratulation for Debian Developer Team. They have give me a great stable distro and very reliable. Also the "plus" points is Debian has everything that I need (I take the DVD installation set) so it very helping me since I dont have an unlimited internet connection (just 1Gb/month, really sucks).
Not forget, I try also installing NVIDIA (using 64bit instllaer driver) and it just works too, damn I love this distro :)
Ooo, another great news for Debian Etch AMD64 version that the "Flash" and "win32codecs" things it all working flawlessly, and I dont have do that using "chroot" step things, so this Debian etch AMD64 just going to make great impressions to me
All the package on the DVD set is almost up to date and some is really up to date so yes this Debian version is the most up to date version.

FINAL THOUGHT
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Debian etch give me another experience and it really impress me. For Desktop user, Workstation or even a Server, Debian etch really a solid Operating system, it fast, reliable and stable.
So I Thing I will stick to Debian for a long time..... :)

Congratulation DEBIAN

Selamat dan sukses untuk Debian

14 comments:

Cedric said...

Hi !

I read with interest your first impressions on Debian Etch. I am also a happy user of Debian on amd64. I was surprised when I saw that you use flash without a 32 bits chroot. Could you tell me more about that ? I had a chroot for a certain time, but I erased it because it was (relatively) painful to maintain.

Thanks in advance.

Cedric

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just installed debian etch x86-64 and have had a similar good experience. Debian is quite an impressive peice of software, I'v decided debian is #1 after trying ubuntu, fedora, mandriva, slackware, suse. Thank god for Debian.

Madslack said...

Yes you can use Flash plugin without chroot you just need "nspluginwrapper"
search on google about nspluginwrapper and flash

Madslack said...

umm....this link may be can help you
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux-amd64.html
and this :
http://www.janvitus.netsons.org/2007/01/15/nspluginwrapper-adobe-flash-player/

Cedric said...

Thank you so much ! I have now flash working in iceweasel. That's great !

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