I should have said my earlier 3.7.x beta .
I am up and running in Beta/Alpha? 3.7.16 64 bits and I have to say it's a fantastic experience. On the install all went well except for music not playing to the Bee Gees "Staying Elive..." For the first time I wasn't stuck with an MBR grub2 install to one of my hard drives. I just follwed the instructions, hit Cancel and let Debian take care of it in its ponderous way to the root parttion. It nicely chainloads out of my main old grub legacy "menu.lst" as one of the 30 distros I'm running on this i5.
Everything has been flawless. I love the way I can tack on my favorite addons during the install (keepassxc, stterm vfu, dillo, claws-mail). Even the conky as is is useful ... only missing the kernel thatś running.
This old nvidia GT218 got its nvidia 340-107 installed fine.
What is so notable is that the "apt upgrade"that I ran after the hard disk install, actually got the nvidia driver going again on the kernel upgrade to 5.2.0-0.bpo.3.
For my simple needs, enlightement 16 seems fine. I did install Bodhi 5.0 to see what 17 was after I read Jesse Smithś bomb review of Elive 3.0. But then Bodhi runs Moshka ... it's funny that an elightenment popup keeps saying that they don't have the latest version and might want to install it.
Setting up a key binding for Alt-F2 to run "grun" was easy ... kupfer only runs .desktop files.
Doing my Duolingo French classes called for a microphone ... I just plugged in a USB headset and it ran right away with no further configuration!
I even got my Brother MFC-J775DW priner hooked easing. Admittedly it wouldn connect neither through "Print Settings" nor cups' localhost:631. I ended up going to the Brother website and downloading their "linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.1-1.gz". I ran it as su - and all was well ... though I haven't checked it, it supposedly installed the scan driver as well.
To me the MOST important thing is to be running buster, no more antique Debian.
Congratuations to Samuel and all the rest of you who worked on it.