[NBLUG/talk] Re: Which distro is best for a newbie?
nbs at sonic.net
Thu Jun 23 12:13:55 PDT 2005
On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 12:03:40PM -0700, Lincoln Peters wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-06-23 at 11:38 -0700, Clay Carley wrote:
> > Debian takes a long time for major O/S updates. I think it's been two years
> > between the "woody" version and the new "sarge" version.
> Two years? It seemed *much* longer than that. The last time I messed
> around with Debian/woody, the applications were the same versions as
> when I used RedHat 6.1, which, if I remember correctly, was in 1999.
> That was six years ago!
Debian is apparently rectifying that situation in upcoming versions
(mainly by 'dumping' support for some less common architectures ).
Also, if you track the Testing branch, things seem to work pretty well,
and you're only ~2 weeks behind (versus months for other distros, and years
for Debian Stable). 
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