Originally Posted by grey_1
I found Debian to be extremely stable, using the 'testing' branch, excellent distro to learn on.
I was also very impressed with Fedora Core - 11 is the last version I tried for home use, very smooth and had not one crash.
I'm using Squeeze as well, and Debian is always a rock solid OS
The stable branch software is too old IMO.
Fedora is kinda hit and miss to me, and I'm not a big fan of rpm based distros (me and fedora have a tough love since version 2).
EDIT: and synaptic is WAY better than yumex.