Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2007 19:05 UTC
Debian and its clones FreeSoftwareMagazine takes a look at Debian as a desktop system, and they conclude: "I feel that Debian Etch is as good on the desktop as it is on the server. It has a long rich history, a strong community, is amazingly stable and is a great fit for both my servers and my laptop. I urge everyone to give it a go on the desktop."
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RE[2]: Debian stable/unstable
by da_Chicken on Thu 7th Jun 2007 20:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Debian stable/unstable"
da_Chicken
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2006-01-01

"The Debian Shell Game" sounds like a cool game. It's almost identical with "The Ubuntu Upgrade Game" (or "Is It Yet Safe To Upgrade?") that we get to enjoy twice a year whenever a new Ubuntu release draws near. It goes like this:

New Ubuntu User: I'm running the latest stable Ubuntu release, but everything is so *old*. Seems like the other distros always have stuff that isn't so ancient.

Advanced Ubuntu User: Just install the latest alpha release and fire up Synaptic to get the latest and greatest Oo-BOON-too. I've tracked the development branch since day one with no problems whatsoever. It's rock solid!

New Ubuntu User: I've installed the latest alpha release and I've found all this stuff that is just broken. It's really causing me problems.

Advanced Ubuntu User: Well, Duh! If you install "alpha" you should expect that. That's why it's called "alpha" you goofus.

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