The GNU/Linux distro for Open
Source purists. It contains only software
that is free
as in speech and free
as in beer. Takes more work to configure after install
than Ubuntu but it also doesn't have any bugs or stability issues. It doesn't have the "bleeding edge" applications but it also doesn't crash and everything just
works. Every time they release a new Ubuntu I get tempted and sometimes even install
it on my desktop. But my media server stays
in good ole Debian
. Simply the best example of free software
on the planet. Install Debian
5.0 "Lenny" today and you won't be sorry.
You're using Windows XP? No wonder your
computer crashed and you lost all of your
work. Switch to Debian and you won't be sorry.