Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 11:38 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Debian and its clones Debian is not quite like any other distro out there. If bigger is better, then Debian wins hands down. Aside from having the largest collection of free software packages, Debian also runs on 11 platforms. But there is more to Debian than just size. Travel writer and recent Debian convert Robert Storey tackles the whole installation procedure head on and gives his report.
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by tvn on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 17:06 UTC

The *most* important reason why I use Debian is it has 3 branches. I do not like bleeding-edge software but also don't want to miss all the important security updates (obviously I can get any new version/software manually if I need). Therefore all of my desktops run on Woody . My laptop requires requires something more recent to support it so I run the testing branch, Sarge. Also, when Sarge becomes stable, upgrading from Woody-> Sarge is another simple task. I don't have to go d/l another 4 ISO's and do a complete reinstall or install over my existing system w/ fears.