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Debian 6

What a nice surprise, when my Linux Format arrived today with a copy of Debian 6! My favourite distro's latest incarnation. :-)

No time to waste, I've got a VM running with a dual-core CPU and a gig of RAM, and the installation started.

A couple of moments later (after following my own instructions to setup ssh etc.) and I have a perfectly functioning Debian install on my desktop.

Now, on to my apt-get list of useful things to install:
sudo apt-get install make
sudo apt-get install gcc

Install VMWare tools and then, fire up the Software Centre from System -> Administration -> Software Centre and choose to your heart's content.

sudo apt-get install apache2
sudo apt-get install mercurial
sudo apt-get install git
sudo apt-get install curl
sudo apt-get install zip

Got Google Chromium browser (synchronised my bookmarks), even installed the Free-Pascal compiler and Lazarus (what a good job they've done). In general Debian 6 did not surprise, looks nice and simple and feels …