Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th May 2013 21:40 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Penguin
Debian and its clones That rare event where tried and true Debian releases a new version. "This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories. Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for 'Wheezy', will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically."
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RE: Wow, still Gnome 3.4
by Peter Besenbruch on Mon 6th May 2013 05:54 UTC in reply to "Wow, still Gnome 3.4"
Peter Besenbruch
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It took until 3.6 for Gnome to start to suck less. What's they're to gain by sticking with such a buggy version like 3.4 when 3.6 is finally sucks less and 3.8 is actually almost usable.


It depends on the version available when Debian freezes. I don't use Gnome, but I suspect that version 3.4 has had most of the bugs worked out of it.

Also, people who use Debian for a desktop tend to keep certain items up to date. I run Wheezy, but am also running XFCE 4.10. For Iceweasel, I am running version 20. For LibreOffice I run 4.0.3.

Also, what's what's to be gained with Linux. 3.2 when there have been so many improvements in 3.4 - 3.8?


What's to be gained? Stability and long term support. Drivers from later kernel versions also tend to migrate into version 3.2. Later kernels and versions of Xorg will migrate into Wheezy via backports.

No, I run a stable and up to date desktop with Debian Wheezy, but you do need to know your way around.

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