Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Jan 2009 13:48 UTC
Debian and its clones "The developers behind the Debian Linux distribution are preparing for the upcoming release of Debian 5, which is codenamed Lenny. The decision to move forward with the release follows a contentious vote over whether to permit the inclusion of binary blobs in the new version of the distribution. Consensus coalesced around a controversial proposal to "assume blobs comply with the GPL unless proven otherwise."
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RE[3]: Comment by moleskine
by stabbyjones on Thu 8th Jan 2009 23:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by moleskine"
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I had the same experience with suse 11.0 it's good to hear it's gotten better, i may have to check it out again next time i'm bored. I tried it last time to see what kde4 was like what version is 11.1 using now?

I have moved a few systems to sidux to get away from that log jam, the most difficult part about debian releases is when it goes into freeze.

To fix this you add the sidux repo's to your sources list and enable them when you're looking for newer packages you'll save yourself a reinstall later.

If you followed ubuntu 8.04 packages and lenny/sid packages at the start of the year, you'd find that there is never much difference between versions. it's when lenny went into freeze and 8.10 was coming that differences started to occur.

'release' every 6 months or not you'll find that most distro's are using the same thing unless they're in release/bugfix mode. which is why i find the 6 month cycle annoying. it's more of a marketing idea that gives the distro some air time.

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