As of december last year I've started using Linux, after Microsoft borked another update for Windows XP. In general, I was no longer statisfied on the reliability of the system. As I didn't want no Windows 7, I switched to Linux thinking the grass is greener on the other side.
I started out with Mint and fought my way to Debian Testing in a journey of peril and pain. It got a bit better in Debian Stable where basic functions such as hibernation worked and XFCE did its job somewhat reliably. Still I found myself tweaking/fixing things far too often. Not that I have exotic demands or hardware, just that I'm not statisfied with half-baked solutions, or "stuff kinda works".
Testing brought some relief (though it didn't even boot at first), but after an upgrade killed Xorg I gave up. Along the way I tried Crunchbang and liked it, but didn't stick with it as I still felt the all-GUI mindset. Then I realized much of my problems were GUI related, so I here I am again.
I've confirmed my first good impression with #!, and things I had to waste time on in pure Debian were already done for me - but without bringing the system to an unusable state. So far I've only changed my sources.list, added dnscrypt and backported python-cups from Testing. There's a few other things that sprang to surface, for which I will soon abuse your helpful efforts.
I hope I can now finally focus on the strenghts of Linux instead of running into its weaknesses. Hence the "Linux holiday". Off to learn vim!
Last edited by Alad (2014-02-20 17:57:41)
Welcome to #!, have fun
"At this moment," said Syme, with a scientific detachment, "I think we are going to smash into a lamppost.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday