One of the great plus points about running GNU/Linux used to be the continuous process of improvement going on - and the fact that one did not have to wait very long to sample those improvements if one wished to do so.
The additional plus about experimenting was the fact that in practically all cases there were sensible defaults set for the newer applications, defaults that would not screw up your existing set-up.
But in recent times, given the great push to make everything running on GNU/Linux graphically-oriented, that seems to have changed. I've been burned over the last couple of days.
Debian testing is my distribution of choice for desktops and laptops and I've been happily running it for the last six-odd years.
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