Debian's installer for testing is still being tested and has had issues in the \
It's about more than automatic configuration. How often do you have to drop to the command line to do something? How many GUI tools, are they installed by default? Did you have to configure your printer, USB devices, other devices by hand?
Things that work out of the box with out me having to touch a thing
Everything listed was in slack 9.1 which has been out a long time now and I will make notes to new features in 10
The following was autodeteched and installed
TV tuner card 1 wintv go Bt848 card
ATI all in wonder tuner card 98 ( pci)
proper setup of IDE to scsi emulation
USB/Firewire Maxtor ext drive both fire wire and usb sides auto deteched and loaded the proper modules for it. ( slack 10 ask you on install if you want ot mount any other paritions with a list of all drives and partitions)
USB thumb drives
IBM microdrive in 6 in 1 usb card reader. XD and Memory stick also properly deteched and installed.
Basicly everything i threw at it.
Things that i had to manually configured using simple config tools
Thats its sorry
KDE has a printer application that works just fine at deteching and installing the printer no harder than what you would have to do in windows.
From what i can tell with debian testing tree is that not that is not stable just assholes who man the support channels.
I think your wrong in putting Debian and Slackware in the same grouping as Gentoo. Gentoo is really somewhere between slack/deb and rolliung your own even though doing a stage one gentoo install is almost the same as rolling your own with a little assitance.
slackware install it no harder than installing windows 98.
Sorry you feel that people are dumb and cant read. sorry reading one tiny sentence every couple of minute for 15 minutes does not require a rocket sciencist.
What kind of bread are you well i cant tell you here as it would be rude but your fellow mpc mods did not have nice things to say about you in chat. But i am above calling you what they call you as it was simply uncalled for. I personally think your not in your right mind. If i had to tell you what kind of bread you be that nasty bread in thebakers that never sells goes moldy and has to through it in the trash.
To some everything up.
stop acting like the assholes in debian chat rooms and maybe would not think your a crack head.
to qoute Jack Nichlson from As good as it gets " Sorry lady, go sell your crazy elsewhere because where all full here"