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    Re: Woody release delayed (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 01 @ 16:46:35 BST

    I agree. Woody has been good enough for desktops for a long time, but with servers where having the newest stuff isn’t as important as stability and security, staying with stable is probably a good idea.

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    Re: Woody release delayed (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 01 @ 23:21:06 BST

    Yes, I agree. I just meant releases are not

    that important as in other distros in _some_

    cases, for instance, a desktop system. For

    a server I’d use Potato, too

    the Anonymous that posted on

    Wednesday, May 01 @ 15:07:54 BST

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    Re: Woody release delayed (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 22 @ 14:48:26 BST

    I see it like this:

    Stable is for mission critical stuff that absolutely absolutely has to have (virtually) no bugs.

    Testing is good for general desktop systems where the odd bug is more a nucience than a problem. This is where I apt-get from for my non-critical and reasonably backed up desktop system.

    Unstable is for anyone who wants the latest and doesn’t mind the very occasional catostrophy. I don’t recall a big catatostrophy in unstable for several months now, but I don’t follow unstable closely enough to know much about this.

    So for a desktop user, an official release probably shouldn’t be that important since you probably should be tracking testing anyway. Testing is on par with most commercial distros. Stable is the super-stable version. Unstable is on par with most commercial OS-es (stability wise at least)! Then there is seldom-mentioned experimental which doesn’t even show up for apt and a good thing too. If you are into serious beta software, this is the place to hang out, I guess.

    That’s how I read it anyway, so the new release is a nice thing in itself, but not important to me personally. I’d just leave them to get it right in their own time!

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