Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Aug 2007 20:13 UTC
Debian and its clones "The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0. This update adds security updates to the stable release, together with a few corrections to serious problems. As always, the first point release also corrects a few issues that have been noticed too late in the release process to stop the release, but still should be fixed."
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sonic2000gr
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2007-05-20

When I just want a stable server system right away, it's Debian all the way. Plus (like Gentoo), you only have to install it once and everything after that is just package management (Reinstalling your entire OS is so 90's) ;)


That mostly summarizes my usage for the Debian as well. I find it an excellent and easily upgradeable server. For my desktop I prefer more fast moving distros like Fedora or Ubuntu. And I do happen to have a soft spot for FreeBSD too ;)

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moleskine Member since:
2005-11-05

That mostly summarizes my usage for the Debian as well. I find it an excellent and easily upgradeable server. For my desktop I prefer more fast moving distros like Fedora or Ubuntu. And I do happen to have a soft spot for FreeBSD too ;)

Me too, but Debian Unstable is fast-moving and even Testing is pretty fast-moving. The idea that Debian is slow-moving in terms of the software offered is true only of Stable, and that's for a very good reason. I use Debian Unstable as a daily desktop and really don't feel I'm missing out in some way by not using Ubuntu or, say, OpenSuSE (which doesn't offer a comparable range of software anyway). With Debian Unstable I have access to the latest software and 99 per cent of the time (not always but Unstable is pretty darn reliable considering it is "unstable") it "just works". New versions of Ubuntu have just as many bugs, ime.

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