Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Apr 2007 14:23 UTC, submitted by AhmadH
Debian and its clones "The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of the LSB. Using a now fully integrated installation process, Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 comes with out-of-the-box support for encrypted partitions. This release introduces a newly developed graphical frontend to the installation system supporting scripts using composed characters and complex languages; the installation system for Debian GNU/Linux has now been translated to 58 languages." Update: Debian 3.1r6 has also been released. Update II: Screenshots, and how to upgrade to it.
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Argh! Another Round of Distro Bashing
by vinzer on Mon 9th Apr 2007 08:14 UTC
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Can we not just extend a nice welcome to the new Debian release, period?

I love Ubuntu, but I also love Debian since Ubuntu grew from Debian. Why do users have to pit each other as if they weren't related to one another? Neither of the two leeches off the other the way MS does off Novell, and some devs work for BOTH distros.

I appreciate that the community has Linux close to their hearts, but there are a LOT of times when we step over the line between sanity and fanaticism. This has got to stop. It only breaks the community into factions, and that's never a good thing.

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