The Debian Project is pleased to announce the release of Debian GNU/Linux version 3.0. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, which now supports a total of eleven processor architectures, includes KDE and GNOME desktop environments, features cryptographic software, is compatible with the FHS v2.2 and supports software developed for the LSB. With the addition of the IA-64, HP PA-RISC, MIPS (mips, mipsel), Alpha, and S/390 architectures, Debian GNU/Linux now supports a total of eleven architectures. For the first time, Debian comes with the KDE 2.2. The GNOME desktop environment is upgraded to version 1.4, and X itself is upgraded to the much improved XFree86 4.1.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 Released
Submitted by Rajeev Pathare 2002-07-19 Debian 17 Comments
Wow.. it took long enuff.. but 2.2 version of KDE?! Why must they always be so far behind?
I wouldn’t mind trying out Debian, but the software seems a bit out date. Well, that’s just me.
good work debian teams
Debian has a separate definition of stable. If you want new try the unstable branch.
You suck for having one of the best social contracts and package systems, but THE MOST OUT OF DATE DISTRO OF ALL.
Only Hell freezes slower than Debian. LOL
If you don’t like the Deb, don’t use it. No need for flames.
Now, I’m gonna get Woody!!!!!
Ok, altough Debian is the most OpenSource linux, they dont need to care about makt-features, such:
1) release dates;
2) always the “new-fresh” pakckes(remmenber, not always the newer softs are necessary more secur, runs better, etc…)
3) slow process for upgrading? too uch time for a release become avaiable?
No they want to do a VERY hot-burn-test to get certain that all packages compiles, works well, security…
4) compatibilty. they always have packges ” a bit update” because not everyone will run the newst Xfree…
If u guys are complaing about , get redhat, and prove that those systems are more succeptible to virus and security flaws
I think a lot of people don’t understand that when Debian releases a stable release it is *really* stable. Sure with Mandrake or what-not you get the latest and (arguably) greatest, but what’s the point if half of it doesn’t work?
Stable software has nothing to do with the crap we get from ?standard? distros. Potato was good but no kde. Now users have a Debian compiled kde 2.2 which is good.
I will get the official CD’s when I can. Debian (and Caldera) really makes a difference on quality Linux software in my day to day user opinion.
So ‘Sarge’ is the new testing branch?
Gonna have to run apt-get dist-upgrade next time i bring my box to the a broadband connection then. And a few months i guess i’ll be upgrading to Sarge for better packages. Does anyone know when Sarge will be available and what new will be in there? From potato to woody is like day and night really, and woody to sid was a rather big difference also, but i stopped running it.
Good work Debian crew!!!
Eugenia : might be something to note that Debian also supports the Alpha, or atleast i hope it does seeing how im using it at the moment.
explains why I jus saw a pig flying by…
It’s called “stable” for a reason.
Furthermore “unstable” exists for a reason.
These aren’t difficult concepts to grasp. Stable has already withstood the test of time… it’s designed to be dependable.
One think I wonder about Debian 3.0 is, does the installer still suck as badly as it did on 2.2? I love debian, and I know you can update to testing or unstable and get the latest and greatest stuff, but, the stable distro still has to have a good installer because that is what you install! So, anybody who has actually used the new debian, can you tell me if the installer is any better? I admit that I had big problems with it when I first installed debian (2.0 at the time) and it has given my Redhat using buddy much trouble as well.
One think I wonder about Debian 3.0 is, does the installer still suck as badly as it did on 2.2?
Compared with the Mandrake or the SuSE the installer of Debian is as night and Day.
It never crashed for me. Don’t judge the software by its appeareance. Graphical installers suck not Debian’s (nor the late? TurboLinux)
Uhhh….. the Mandrake installer crashed for you? What kind of system are you running….?
Love debian, it’s one of the best os’s (?) u can get..
You cant even compare it to Suse and Mandrake and all the other “7cds + 2dvds and 100 gig of stuff you don’t need” distros. Hate graphical installers, but the 2.2 installer was not _that good_. How is the new one?
the 3.0 installer is much better than the 2.2…user to use. I actually like Libranet’s Debian installer better but hey, once you get Debian installed, you never go back!