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    • Hedon James
      haha!  TRUE!   But if Ubuntu is an automatic and Debian is a stick; then Arch is for mechanics who build their own cars from the chassis up.  (and Gentoo is for folks who fabricate their own metal)  LOL!
    • securitybreach
      "do it yourself"?? Ha! Debian actually has an installer. If you want do it yourself, install Arch...
    • raymac46
      https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/   This is mostly to get wifi working so you don't need a wire to netinstall.
    • Hedon James
      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?!  🍿
    • securitybreach
      Just to add, now bluetooth just works on the majority of distros including Ubuntu. Of course, you must set it up on Archlinux (like everything else )
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