I broke Storm a few times.Broke Progeny once.Ian got me straight. Debian used to be difficult but I loaded every package I could find. My bad.
Many, many, others I had to ditch because they were pure, unadulterated, garbage to begin with.
Until the recent Mints and Vectors about the only ones I ran were Debian pure and Xandros. I found a HDD a while back, in my " stuff", that is loaded with Xandros Beta2. That was the most stable OS I ever saw. Ran it for a couple of years without a reboot.Never even upped it to the final release.
I'm on the Julia box right now and with what I see thus far, I will likely not upgrade for a long long time.
I have a LMDE box at the office and a Vector box for the tourists to play on.
Debian based distros rule.
Slacks, specifically Vector, also have a long future ahead.They just need more complete package repos.
With Slack you CAN install rpm and debs with a little effort.
WinBloze ? Not so much
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