Debian.Eskimo.COM is going to be down for a while. I broke something badly during the install that has caused NIS authentication not to work, am restoring from a backup, and then will be continuing with the install.
In the meantime, please use Mint.Eskimo.COM, it is derived from Ubuntu which in turn derived from Debian and has almost identical applications. Pine isn’t on there yet but alpine is present and functions almost identical to pine.
With Mint you can use Mate (which looks nearly identical to Gnome2 from which it was derived) or KDE desktops as well as LXDE and MCTE. Do not use Gnome because it is Gnome3 or Unity, because these are not compatible with x2go. Eventually I’ll get VNC configured, these desktops do work with VNC though they are painful.