Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th Feb 2011 11:09 UTC
Debian and its clones Oh glorious day! After two years of development, one of the prime Linux distributions has pushed out a new release - Debian 6.0 'Squeeze' has been released. The most fascinating aspect fo this new release is that it includes Debian/kFreeBSD s a technology preview, which fascinates me to no end. Of course, there's a whole lot more, including a brand new website for the project - the first major redesign in 13 years.
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Comment by A420X
by A420X on Sun 6th Feb 2011 19:44 UTC
A420X
Member since:
2011-02-02

Oh no here we go again, whenever a new Debian release comes out I always install it out of nostalgia (Debian 3.0 was my first experience of Linux) and then quickly revert back to arch. But maybe this time I'll stay...

Congrats and thanks to all involved in this release; a new Debian is always a pleasure to play with. I guess it's like being made to wait for Christmas ;)

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RE: Comment by A420X
by vivainio on Sun 6th Feb 2011 19:49 in reply to "Comment by A420X"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Oh no here we go again, whenever a new Debian release comes out I always install it out of nostalgia (Debian 3.0 was my first experience of Linux) and then quickly revert back to arch. But maybe this time I'll stay...


As someone said about KDE on Slashdot - every new release is like a box of chocolate, with worm in the seventh one.

I have yet to hit a worm with Ubuntu Maverick, so it appears Squeeze is the first Debian release I won't even try out on a hobby machine...

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RE[2]: Comment by A420X
by Nth_Man on Sun 6th Feb 2011 22:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by A420X"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

I'm sorry that Ubuntu Maverick has bugs, and probably you have met some worm, even if you haven't noticed it.

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RE: Comment by A420X
by Temcat on Mon 7th Feb 2011 15:20 in reply to "Comment by A420X"
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

Try LMDE, you might like it. IMHO it's People's Debian much more than Ubuntu.
I settled on LMDE for my Linux needs (with Liquorix kernel for multimedia though).

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RE[2]: Comment by A420X
by A420X on Tue 8th Feb 2011 17:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by A420X"
A420X Member since:
2011-02-02

I remember reading a review when mint first got released, it seemed interesting and looks like it's matured a lot.

I've been looking for a system to install on my parent's machine and this sounds perfect - Thanks for the link would never have remembered without it.

Personally I do like playing around with my Linux box, and I don't mind spending a bit of time getting things set up so I think I'll stick with Arch for now.

The main advantage it has over Debian for me is the rolling release system, I get a pretty stable up to date system with very little effort and when it does occasionally break things I get an excuse to be geeky for a bit. Win Win in my book.

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