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View Poll Results: Do you run Debian unstable?
Yes, related to helping the Debian project 2 5.56%
Yes, as a desktop system 18 50.00%
Yes, as a workstation 3 8.33%
Yes, as a server 1 2.78%
Yes, on a multi-purpose (combined) system 2 5.56%
No 15 41.67%
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:10 AM   #16
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Lenny on laptop and desktop. I'm with Jinkels: I prefer the added peace of mind and don't need or want the most bleeding edge software.
 
Old 08-09-2007, 09:57 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by IBall



Having said that, I have a dual-boot with Etch, just in case I have work to do and Sid dies . Etch is too boring for a desktop though.

--Ian
Heh-heh, Yeah Etch is a bit boring, but, as I'm a security, stability junky "boring" is a good thing. To quote rickh, "Etch will keep running until your hardware fails."
I love Etch:-)
 
Old 08-10-2007, 11:36 PM   #18
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I run testing
 
Old 08-11-2007, 12:04 PM   #19
bill_from_tampa
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I ran unstable for almost 2 years, and twice upgrades went very bad and I had an unbootable system that I couldn't fix. After the 2nd upgrade failure I installed testing and have been very happy ever since. Unstable was great, and I would prefer to use it, but apparently my current wetware version won't permit it...
 
Old 08-11-2007, 12:18 PM   #20
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I run sid without serious problems, only upgrades can be somewhat disturbing. Have to watch if apt wants to remove some essential packets.
So, yes, mortals can run sid too.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 04:55 PM   #21
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Running Sid is convenient and so is reloading if it misbehaves, though I've not had to do that.
First Kanotix and then Sidux made it extremely easy to test then install. (The Debian installer works well too, but I don't have a reason to use it.)
If I were running a server then I'd run stable, but for home use Sid's not a problem.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 05:16 PM   #22
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My reason is so I can build my system how I want.

To the poll:

I don't even have an entry for testing and I have no problems.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 02:01 AM   #23
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And the system you are building "how you want" .. is it a desktop? a server? a workstation? does it combine any of the above?

I'm not sure what you mean by "I don't even have an entry for testing and I have no problems.". You don't have an entry for testing. Like: "Yes, I run Debian -unstable so that I can test something" or "I run Debian testing"? Because the question of the poll is "Do you run Debian unstable?" and not "Which Debian version do you run?". Also, I fail to see the continuation: "and I have no problems".. you have no problems with what?
 
  


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