Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 22:47 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "Today, KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform. This update is the third in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.5 series. 4.5.3 brings bugfixes and translation updates on top of KDE SC 4.5 series and is a recommended update for everyone running 4.5.2 or earlier versions. As the release only contains bugfixes and translation updates, it will be a safe and pleasant update for everyone. KDE SC 4 is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come."
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Why Debain do you taunt me so!!
by uteck on Thu 4th Nov 2010 05:42 UTC
uteck
Member since:
2006-07-16

My laptop running Debian Sid is still at 4.4.5 ;)
One of these I might just wipe and install Kubuntu or Mint, but other then being slow to update it is nice and stable.

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satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

My laptop running Debian Sid is still at 4.4.5 ;)
One of these I might just wipe and install Kubuntu or Mint, but other then being slow to update it is nice and stable.


I tired of hearing that Debian is so stable. I think Debian's stability is overrated. Every single distro I tried was stable. The difference is that some distros offer the latest software, some not. In the very rare case where you get burned by an update you can always fix it if you know your way around. So, why not enjoy the latest and the greatest?
Edit: This is from desktop perspective. Server is a different matter.

Edited 2010-11-04 11:51 UTC

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

The latest and greatest is fine only if you have only one or two personal computers. Then you can use Sid. If you're supposed to maintain dozens or hundreds of workstations, you want trouble-free.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I tired of hearing that Debian is so stable. I think Debian's stability is overrated. Every single distro I tried was stable.

You are lucky, sir ;)

Each time I wanted to try a new release of a desktop distro on my old PC, I first tried it on a separate partition because there was a very high chance that something would break with the update. Generally in the graphics, Wi-Fi, or sound areas, where things are non-standard, and so less tested per chipset.

Sure, once linux runs, it's extremely stable. But putting the CD in the drive and knowing for sure that it will work as long as the hardware works well for someone in the linux world... It's a thing which only a few distros like Debian can provide.

Edited 2010-11-04 18:09 UTC

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