@Thanatermesis I was readint your post that I missed and I was smiling LOL
If it was complicated to make Debian stable & testing work for you, can you imagine for end users / power user like me !
As I am trying to learn Linux, understand the Debian World, I went to the same process ( Debian Stable/Testing, GNome, KDE and so on…) and did some distro hoping during the last 3 years.
I am very familiar with Linux Mint(good distro), Ubuntu, ElementaryOS, and some other user friendly distros
@Thanatermesis I also downloaded some Debian/stable and Debian/testing installer and on 2 of my computers, it was not that easy to make it work. I ended up downloading a distro that was using Devian Testing using KDE and Debian and packaged with recent drivers not included in the default Debian.
Result was my PC were were working but there was several glitches and GUI crash and anomalies LOL
So Elive is may be not 64 bits yet " but " beside some mainstream distros like Mint or Ubuntu we’re not that far behind as for stability and easy to install distro…
For now my main PC has Ubuntu Gnome ( got used to Gnome) and Elive and I prefer Elive…
For some rare occasions I have to reboot in Ubuntu but as soon as we’re 64 bits, than I can use the last version of VirtualBox (windows for my wife does not run well within Elive’s Virtual Box) I won’t be rebooting in Ubuntu anymore.
ELive is VERY FAST, VERY VERY STABLE, very low ressources (CPU/Memory) needed, EASY TO INSTALL with several kind of hardware config…