Not only does the nv driver not do 3D acceleration, it doesn't seem to do 1600x1050 resolution either.
The nvidia module in the debian non-free section blanked the screen and locked up so badly it required a reboot. When investigating options, that gets old real fast.
In #debian, the channel bot said:
<dpkg> from memory, nvidia_post_etch is update-pciids && apt-get install module-assistant nvidia-kernel-source && m-a prepare && m-a a-i nvidia && apt-get install nvidia-glx && depmod -a && modprobe nvidia && dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
But that produced the same symptoms.
Besides... debian fonts are ugly, and they seem to be chosen by a zillion different configuration options; it seems to be a full-time job just finding them all.
So I'm running Ubuntu now. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
I replaced the amd64 installation with the stock (quicken-friendly) i386 stuff.
It comes with evolution 2.10, I think. Slightly more polished. I wonder if subscribing to password-protected calendars works.
My code to print MS Word docs to PDF fell over; something about templates. So I'm trying to use OpenOffice instead. I almost got it working. Let's see if ubuntu support will help me out with this...