Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 18th Dec 2006 21:35 UTC
Debian and its clones Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, codenamed Etch, had been due to arrive by December 4, 2006, but it's been delayed because some developers have 'deliberately' slowed down their work. According to a blog note by Andreas Barth, Debian developer & release manager, the delay has resulted because "Some people who used to do good work reduced their involvement drastically. There was nothing I could do about, and that happened way before I started full-time on release, but on the global picture that still counts."
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RE: Advice wanted (regarding download)
by oxleyn on Tue 19th Dec 2006 13:12 UTC
oxleyn
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2005-10-04

That's good advice dimosd.

I always use the Netinst CD and only yesterday tried out the optional GUI installer to see how it faired. I had to say I was quite impressed. Apart from the mouse point changing to a text input cursor but not back again I had no problems.

Although I was left a little puzzled as to why Gnome hadn't been apt-get'd during the installation. The first time I fired up Apitude there were a ton of more packages waiting for me to download and install!

I find the testing branch isn't too bandwidth intensive from an update point of view, however, unstable is another story entirely! :-)

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