whats the benefits of Debian?
In my opinion; apt-get. On the Eee, its quite speedy even in Gnome. Beautiful and just easy to use. I don't quite what it is, I just love Debian.
@anon: Debian is much more user friendly than other distro's. Hence why most noobs tend to go to the Ubuntu family which is based off debian, one of the reasons which as easton said is the apt-get. Its a fucken life saver haha.
Not only do I love the GUI, but also as a server. I find it stable and efficient, easy to maintain.