How to Configure Debian Unstable (sid)

This is a description of how to set up Debian's "unstable" distribution so that it is user friendly. Debian is a fantastic system, but its "out of the box" configuration is terrible. This gives a wrong impression, that Debian is not a good system and a poor performer on the desktop.

These pages were inspired by Ubuntu. Ubuntu is essentially a patched version of Debian, with the configuration done well. If Ubuntu can make Debian look nice, why can't I? Hopefully these pages will help you make your Debian installation as nice to use as any Ubuntu system.

This page is very much a work in progress, so please do not expect it to be comprehensive (yet!)

Last updated on 7th October 2005.

Copyright John Dalton, 2005

This page is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License

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