Now I’m a believer

I’ve switched my ThinkPad to Debian, along with my desktop machine. I did it to get off the upgrade treadmill. I was using a well-known Linux distribution, as customized for IBM use, but a second forced reinstall in under a year made me snap. I don’t want to reinstall my OS. I don’t mind it so much with OS X, because Apple make it such a trivial task—you archive and install, and your user data and applications stay there, along with all the necessary configuration, and the new OS is installed cleanly.