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cheaper Mandrake upgrade?

> How is your wife when it comes to linux knowledge? If she's like my 
> wife, she enjoys the games, and she's learning more and more 
> command-line stuff all the time. Would she be willing to give Debian a 
> try? I got my wife hooked on Gentoo with the emerge tool, so maybe 
> she'll like apt?

She knows the Unix command line and, in her previous life, was a 
sysadmin for a Linux-based Web server.  However, she has better things 
to do with her time than optimize her system to be as 31337 as possible. 
  (So do I, but for some reason I occasionally succumb to the urge....)

I'm tempted to switch my own laptop from Debian stable to Ubuntu, but 
that's my own toy, and if I end up spending the a whole week with an 
unusable system while I suss out some obscure issue with X or Wi-Fi 
configuration, that's my problem.  I don't want to switch the 
distribution running on *her* machine unless there's a compelling reason 
to do so.

"If John Kerry was the last best hope for the Republic ... then maybe
  it wasn't worth saving in the first place.  I don't believe that,
  though. And neither do you." --Dan Layman-Kennedy
// seth gordon // sethg at // //

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