ianw1974 Posted April 10, 2007 Report Share Posted April 10, 2007 I could do yes, I've been using Etch for the last month or so. Or at least the sid/unstable variant, since I wanted to ensure I had the latest and greatest :P So my somewhat brief review no doubt - as I'm not really that good at writing stuff. After trying somewhat many distros on my new lappy, I had a lot of problems trying to get distros working. When I finally tried Etch during it's testing phase, it just simply worked. I had to get used to it's workings, what with being used to rpm distros, and it wasn't that difficult. Difficulty is in the eye of the beholder and if you're prepared to be patient :) I also have it installed on my desktop machine at work, as well as my desktop machine at home as well. The two systems at work are sid/unstable, and the one at home is stable - reason being is my internet connection is too slow to keep getting regular updates for the system. And it doesn't have to be too bleeding-edge. I haven't really done anything special with it, simply use it as a desktop system. The native IBM Lotus Notes client works under Etch, providing you know the dependencies ;) Has anything really annoyed me as of yet? Nope not really. I have all the functionality I need. The packages are available that I need, including proprietary drivers without having to go direct to nvidia for them and manually installing them. I've not had to compile anything as of yet, it's all available through apt/aptitude. So it kinda keeps things nice and simple for me. Which is what I like :) I've only encountered one problem so far, and that has been with my desktop system at home. I can be typing away on my system, and then for some reason, the X server stops, and restarts itself. I have to login again, and continue where I left off. Luckily I was in Firefox, so means that I can restart my session, and continue what I was typing. I have to look into this more at some point. It hasn't happened recently as of yet, and I've only experienced it twice. So maybe an update has fixed it, but I'll have to see for sure. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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