A screenshot that’s practically squeezable ;)
In case the terrible word plays were lost on you, that is indeed Debian Squeeze. You see, I have a bit of a prediciment.
System64 has been using the same install of Ubuntu 9.10 for I don’t even know how long. At least 9 months, perhaps even a year. (If anyone can tell me how to find out somehow, do please tell). After such a long time, it’s almost perfect. Things are set up just how I like, with just the right programs and scripts. I’ve become so used to them that I no longer even think, backups and updates just happen as though by magic.
Which is great. But Karmic won’t be supported for much longer, April 2011 to be exact. True enough, I could upgrade to 10.04, and even 10.10, but the current install is somehow filling the ~ 8GB root partition. A clean re-install seems a good idea.
So in looking at options other than Ubuntu, Debian was naturally a first choice.
This 6th release of Debian features a full Gnome desktop and suite of applications, everything you could need to get started. Boot of a clean install weighs in around 200MB, RAM wise. Not heavy by modern standards, but obese by others ;)
Anyway, I’m going to play around with it, and see if I can get things set up how I’d like them. If so, I’ll overwrite Karmic with Squeeze, which may be an emotional moment :roll:
I’ll keep ye updated. :)
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