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WHAT?! Debian has such a thing? I'd be interested in reading a thread that has information on THIS!!!
When I made the decision to switch to Debian as my base distro, I knew I was moving from "user-friendly" (Ubuntu) to "do it yourself" (Debian). User-friendly probes the hardware, finds appropriate drivers and offers to install them, even if proprietary. I was mentally prepared to manually do things the way Debian wants it done, but I wasn't prepared for the lack of non-free options. I'm not a fan of proprietary software, and all things being equal, I'd prefer the open-source and free version; but the rub is...things aren't always equal. And I'm not a purist...if it does the job better, I'll choose the non-free version. And I'll gladly switch to the open-source version just as soon as it reaches feature-parity for the function that caused me to consider non-free.
But I digress. I've felt like Debian is nudging me to make selections THEY prefer, because "that is how Debian does things". I'd be interested in knowing more about these non-free options of Debian. After you've enjoyed your vacation, perhaps you'll start a new thread with such a topic? Please?! 🍿