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Feb 15, 2010

I am a Ubuntu/Ubuntu-based linux fan but sadly I have a computer based on the intel 3945ABG chipset that Canonical as broken (the drivers for this chipset work fine in Debian. It is evidently due to patchs Canonical has added to the drivers). In a nutshell, I need a Debian-based Gnome distro with good driver/codec support built in that doesn't worry as much about "free-ness" nor legal pitfalls in certain countries about codecs.This is seen at bug report:

http://intel 3945ABG Sad, too, is that Canonical seems to not be interested in fixing this bug. In fact, with each new distro update, the bug seems to get worse. With this track recored, I don't have high hopes for Lucid. I really need to update the laptop it is on. I am looking for a good Gnome-based debian distro, but prefer one where I won't have to do a whole bunch of downloading "non-free" things like drivers and such (not even sure how to do this since medibuntu is for Ubuntu base distros and I'm not sure if it will work with a "non-patched" Debian repo.

Seems like most debian branches are in fact also Ubuntu branches. I had high hopes for Mepis, but it is KDE-based, and I don't want to go that way. After making the switch to Gnome almost a decade ago, I'm not wanting go mess with KDE anymore.

I have to avoid the Ubuntu distros as they have the same problem (for example, Linux Mint is what I have on this laptop as the wireless sort of worked if just browsing the web but download large files breaks it. It is essentially non-function in Jaunty and Karmic.) I will keep using Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the 4 netbooks we own. And Mint on the desktop and My personal laptop. I would just like advise on a good Debian to use for this other certain laptop.

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