| OK, go away and install RedHat (either 6.2 or 7.1). Then install potato. Hang a watch up on the wall, and tell me one is quicker and easier.
With RH, you have to add things like Apache, Postfix, etc, which take longer; but try telling management there. These are the creatures I’m dealing with – management, not sane people. If it was my choice, they’d all be running Debian 🙂