lenny comfortable yet?
I ran Etch for about 6 months before it became stable since my new box
required it. I'm runing amd64.
One of the main reasons for buying a new box was, believe it or not,
that my 486 had difficulty with all the over-graphiced web pages I
needed to access.
Now I'm finding that a lot of the sites I need use flash not just for
decoration but the main content. Of course, Etch amd64 doesn't have the
wrapper that allows me to use a flash player without using an i386
I'm still trying to get it to work but if I can't, I'm wondering about
just moving up to Lenny.
I know from Etch that testing is not stable. Things stop working for a
while and then a fix comes down the pipe. In the mean time, use
something else. I undertand all that. However, since this is my main
box, I don't want to find that something happens to kill it requiring a
reinstall or something. I'm on dialup.
My daily must-haves really are mild: base system, a brower (lynx or
links2), an editor, mutt, exim, fetchmail, and I like mc, and aptitude
(or apt-get or even dselect or plain dpkg in a pinch), along with
ppp/chat. It wouldn't bother me if anything else stopped working for a
while, but if I loose the ability to dial out, loose email, then I'm in
I know that, just like mutual funds, past performance does not guarantee
future performance, but what has the experience been like for
non-developers over the past couple of months? Do people think that
Lenny is ready for a desktop run by a knowledgeable user?