Linked by Walter Kruse on Thu 8th Jan 2004 06:55 UTC
Linux It seems that I am in some sort of retro-mode. As Linux on the desktop is getting bigger and better, with more apps, more sleek looks (Galaxy, Keramik and Blue Curve for example) and more idiot proof, I am going onto simpler, more condensed stuff. The big distributions are nice, but I really do not need all the applications that come with them all the time.
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Re: Main distro
by Anonymous on Thu 8th Jan 2004 09:07 UTC

I think it's a risky business proposition to run the "0.x" release of any distro in a production environment. If the reviewer really wants a slick and fast OS, maybe he should pick a distro that has passed the 1.0 stage (Vector, Crux, ...).

Version numbers are completely arbitrary, especially in Open Source Software. 1.0 does not a stable release make. From my experience, most commercial software houses inflate their version numbers and release too early, while most open source projects deflate their version numbers and release very high quality software.

An excellent example of this would be GAIM, which is currently at 0.74 and has been quite stable since the 0.5x series.

I think as long as the distro is adequately tested prior to usage in the production environment it should be fine to use no matter what version number it has.