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    Re: Unstable? Who are you calling unstable? (Score: 2, Interesting)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 17 @ 00:01:36 BST

    I agree that Sid must be scary to the newcomers. But I’d like to propose a new naming system:

    stable -> stable (call it whatever new toy story character you’d like)

    testing -> beta (again, toy story codename)

    unstable -> alpha (call it Sid forever)

    I guess the standard naming of alpha, beta, and stable quite fit the purpose of the three branches. BTW, my first thought was to call them alpha, beta and gold, just to agree with the common standards, but I guess stable is more descritive. Besides, who call any version a gold version?

    Just my two cents.

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    Re: Unstable? Who are you calling unstable? (Score: 1, Interesting)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 17 @ 13:01:18 BST

    Hmm 3 weeks back into Linux from a 3 year absence. Debian was my pick and Potato sucked. No offence but now I have come to using SID with more confidence than Potato. My main grip with Potato, stable yes, able to use my hardware NO! With SID I can get Xfree 4.x, I build my own kernels from source and I thinking of doing the same for a lot of other code in the future so my system is optimised for my Athlon system (going MP Athlon some time early next year). Finding that my humble GeForce 2 MX was not supported with Potato was bad enough and I’m still working on my Hoontech Digital-XG (getting close I can feel it).

    I love Ximian Gnome themes but I hate their proprietry packages. I did base non Xserver install of Potato and then did apt-get dist-upgrade to unstable/SID. Then I pieced the rest together from Ximian and SID and have no problem. I update Ximian with SID packages as I go along as long as I maintain their themes (-:

    Nautilus is still clunky but maybe a source compile of Xfree86 will help there and I do like gmc.

    Still, SID ain’t as terrifying as people here mention and I did try Woody and that was were I encountered real problems like kernel panics. As otehrs here have said in the past, SID has active development which means it gets more attention from Woody which has in their and my experience led to better Linux computing.

    Still Debian is a pleasure to use compared to RedHat Linux 6.1 and apt-get is a joy for package management. Beats RPM’s anyday.


    Now where is decent XFS (64 bit journelled file system) support?????

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