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Twenty years with Debian on the desktop – and no regrets

Two decades ago, I took on a task that had been about two years in the planning: changing operating systems from Windows to Linux. It was in August 2000 that I finally took the plunge to use Linux without the back-up of a dual-boot system, reasoning that if I did not cut the strings at some point, it would never happen. My choice of Linux distribution was Debian, something I have never regretted in the years since, as I have grown from a nervous novice to someone who can negotiate this operating system with something approaching confidence.