Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2007 22:41 UTC, submitted by Patrik Buckau
Debian and its clones "The Debian project is pleased to announce the second update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0. This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away 4.0 CDs or DVDs but only to update against after an installation, in order to incorporate those late changes. Those who frequently install updates from won't have to update many packages and most updates from are included in this update."
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by patrick_ on Fri 28th Dec 2007 16:07 UTC
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Very funny. Last night I decided to dump my Gentoo install of 3+ years for Debian.

I moved from Linux to NetBSD a month or so ago. I love it: small, fast, minimal, clean. However, support for some of the apps that I like to use just isn't quite there.

Gentoo was just getting too hard to maintain. First I thought the "compile everything" idea was good. I liked it for a while, but most of it was just a waste unless I needed to modify some of the source, or it was a very CPU/RAM intensive app. Plus, a lot of the apps just take way too long on my P4 3.2GHz. It's not worth it for me. I just wanna code and not have to wait for programs to compile, or for "emerge" to even begin doing work (python).

So I'll be making the move to Debian in a few days. Wish me luck.

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