Yesterday I did something that I’ve been considering for a while; I burned my installation of Ubuntu and installed Debian.
I’ve been a long time fan of Ubuntu, since before the Unity days, I stuck with the Canonical distro through the Amazon debacle, and the community as been awesome and supportive over the years, and I have loyalty to them.
Although yesterday the KDE plasma installation started having issues, as ever with Ubuntu I find it easier to create a fresh install of the OS rather than try and fix the issues when I’ve installed a broad selection of drivers and programs and I’m not sure which ones have gone tits up.
I was tempted to try the latest Fedora 25, that I’ve been playing with in VirtualBox, but I’m a little too attached to apt-get 🙂
The Debian experience
- installation has been a straightforward
- biggest pain was having to install the Debian non-free firmware… or more identifying that I needed to install the Debian non-free firmware 🙂
- I installed synaptic and deja-dup to access my backed up home directory, which also gave me my .bashrc file back with aliases
- now have all my usual programs installed, and everything is running as quickly as ever
- I love the option when installing to add different desktop environments, I’ve been playing with Gnome 2, Gnome 3, KDE, Xfce, Mate, but settled for now on Cinnamon
- and as a great bonus Steam and Kerbal Space Program installed without issue 🙂
Everything seems to be stable and running well… think I need to change the headers on this blog from Ubuntu to Linux 🙂