I just installed Debian about a week ago and could not be happier. I have a friend who runs a database/business server running Debian. So that suggests to me that its both relatively secure, easy to handle and powerful. Keep in mind that this friend knows several languages, holds an as in programing/mathematics. I say this not to brag for him or that I know him, but merely to put forth that I respect his opinion and skill. As far as the installation, EASIER then you can believe ( my first try at running Linux ) with this automated (no CD needed ) web install. Check it out. You don`t have to know squat about Linux to install with this prog. http://www.download.com/UNetbootin/3000 ... d=10863683
PS. You have the option to install almost any Linux distribution with this 3.67mb program.