Finally Upgraded to Debian
#1
I have been using the same laptop for the last few years and when I got it, it had Ubuntu installed and had great driver support. I finally made the big jump to Debian and running it how I should have a long time ago.

Outside of appearance changes I have installed the grSecurity Kernel, set Home and Var to be on a Luks Encrypted partition, and from now on any complex dependent tools (like pen-testing, SDR, old software, etc) will be installed using Docker containers.

Once I clear up my storage terabyte drive I will be install ZFS ontop of everything. I've wanted to "future proof" and just make my system more enjoyable for a long time but it all involved getting off of Ubuntu and I just kept digging my dependency hole for it deeper and deeper, but now I'm free.

I want to use this as a chance to say if you have been waiting to make your system better by change OSes or making major changes, do it.

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#2
Debian is a really solid choice. I had it while ago. I switched to Arch because... unknown reasons and might not come back.

I didn't know about grSecurity Kernel. Sounds like a good addition if you need extra security layer.

How long did it take to configure your Debian?
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#3
(01-15-2016, 05:12 PM)sirual Wrote: Debian is a really solid choice. I had it while ago. I switched to Arch because... unknown reasons and might not come back.

I didn't know about grSecurity Kernel. Sounds like a good addition if you need extra security layer.

How long did it take to configure your Debian?

To get Gnome how I want it and all the security stuff was a few hours wasn't anything too bad. I've installed a lot of OSes haha

But GRSecurity is amazing and you should consider installing it on your distro (If supported)
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#4
Good and stable choice. I'm using debian as well, I've used it for a few years. It's the only distro which I really stayed with. Before that I was constanly changing distros for different reasons.
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#5
I'm loving Arch for my desktop, at most for the AUR and the rolling-release.
But for work or as a server - where the system have to be up and running - I use Debian too, sometimes some ubuntu stuff like linux mint.
I've dosen't try much distros, only ubuntu, linux mint, debian and arch.
One time Fedoara in a VM, but that distro didn't convinced me at all.
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#6
(01-17-2016, 12:06 PM)reqq456 Wrote: I'm loving Arch for my desktop, at most for the AUR and the rolling-release.
But for work or as a server - where the system have to be up and running - I use Debian too, sometimes some ubuntu stuff like linux mint.
I've dosen't try much distros, only ubuntu, linux mint, debian and arch.
One time Fedoara in a VM, but that distro didn't convinced me at all.

Over my experience with Linux I've installed Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Arch, Gentoo, Slack, Fedora, DSM, ElementaryOS/ChromeOS, and just some random other stuff I can't remember. For DE's I've used XFCE, KDE, Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, and pure CLI.

But over all of that my favorite has to be Debian with Gnome as the DE. I like to keep things simple and stable and of course well maintained.
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#7
I wouldn't stick with Debian anymore after hearing about it being backdoored.
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#8
(08-09-2017, 01:28 PM)Kontu Wrote: I wouldn't stick with Debian anymore after hearing about it being backdoored.

Where did you hear this? First time I heat about it. To me it seems very unlikely since Debian is an open project with volunteers and such, compared to for example Microsoft Windows.
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