Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Sep 2006 21:47 UTC
Debian and its clones "The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename sarge). This update mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few corrections to serious problems. Those who frequently update from won't have to update many packages and most updates from are included in this update."
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I have to ask...
by Omega Penguin on Fri 1st Sep 2006 22:53 UTC
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Does anyone use Sarge on the desktop? Anyone with a brain would use Etch.

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RE: I have to ask...
by BryanFeeney on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 11:49 in reply to "I have to ask..."
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I use Sarge for my desktop, thank you very much.

Why? Because it just works. Eventually, one realises that the whole point of software is to help you do stuff: I've seen a lot of people spend ages updating and customising their desktops, and never actually do anything useful with it.

I've done some minor updating of course, I've got NetBeans 5 and Java 5 and the latest version of JBoss, I've got the latest Subversion off and I've got a few other pieces of software from other sites, but mainly I stick with what I've got.

The real question is, why would anyone want to update their entire system's software once every six months? I'm perfectly happy knowing that I only have to go through that once every two years. It gives me loads of time to get work done....

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RE[2]: I have to ask...
by bailey86 on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 12:29 in reply to "RE: I have to ask..."
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Completely agree.

And I use Sarge on my laptop - that way I can connect it directly to the internet when testing router installations etc without worrying too much about security.

The laptop can also stand-in as an emergency server (normally for email) at a clients if needed.

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RE: I have to ask...
by kaasboer on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 23:09 in reply to "I have to ask..."
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Anyone with a brain uses a system that works and in many cases this is Sarge (with a few backports).

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RE: I have to ask...
by miksuh on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:56 in reply to "I have to ask..."
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I did use Sarge on the desktop. but I upgraded to Etch couple of weeks ago. I have nothing bad to say about Sarge. Sarge is rock solid and wery good in desktop use too. I think it's ridiculous that some people think that if you don't have the latest version of everything then it must be useless. Why on earth you always need to have latest version? If you really need to you can use some backports whitout upgrading everything. Atleast I appreciate the stability of stable Debian much more than fast release cycle. I don't want to use poorly tested and buggy software. I want system which just works whitout problems.

I upgraded to Etch because it is already quite close to release. I was curious and wanted to try it. But it does not mean that I will go to next Debian testing right after release of Etch. No way. I'll use stable Etch as long as possible and upgrade again when release of next stable will be close.

Etch is a huge leap forward, it really is. There is lots of improments and software is wery well upto-date. I'm 100% sure I'll be happy with Etch.

Edited 2006-09-05 20:10

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