Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I have been promoting sidux for a while now, and sidux 2008-04 is one of their best yet. Decked out in Yuletide green, with a white ground cover, sidux 2008-04 is one cool desktop system for the Yuletide season.
Why do I like sidux so much? Nothing else gives me such current software with so little effort. I can use Arch and get pretty new stuff, but I find that Debian based systems have a wider range of software, and I find them to be a bit more reliable than Arch in getting me the cutting edge stuff sooner. With Arch, if I get too greedy and want the latest stuff, and I go to either the AUR to grab the sources and build them or I enable the Testing repository to get newer stuff, I've found that it is far too easy to break Arch, sometimes completely beyond repair, requiring the software to be installed again. With sidux, I do not have to hunt or mess around. Debian Sid is always updated, at least with the packages that I am interested in, within a week, sometimes even a day, of the updates by the application maintainer, and security related changes are always very fast to be implemented.
What sidux gives me is a clean, steady way to manage those Sid changes without the kind of erratic behavior I run into in other cutting edge systems, such as Arch and Gentoo.