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Old 02-06-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Living with Sid


How's your experience?
 
Old 02-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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Before changing to Slackware I had Sid mixed with Experimental for quite some time, it was nice. You just have to use apt-listbugs and should have a look at forums.debian.net for known bugs, since Sid can break sometimes and it is nice to know that before you will doing an update.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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You can also subscribe to the Debian bug tracker to keep up with known bugs.

Sid is kind of fun.

Don't let the "unstable" worry you too much. People that use the regular, non LTS, Ubuntu releases are using an OS based on Debian Sid all the time.

They don't even have apt-listbugs in the repo, poor souls. That bugger is a life saver.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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On the whole I have not had any problem, really Sid is more stable than a lot of operating systems.

Sometimes you would have a little issues, however that's the fun part.

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #5
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I agree with what you guys said so far. I've been running Sid (with Xfce mostly) for quite some time, sometimes some app would crash or alike and basically that's it.

Debian wiki has a page about it, if someone is interested; http://wiki.debian.org/DebianUnstable

And here's an article by Raphael Hertzog about why "Unstable" is not a good name (good article and for the most part, I agree); http://raphaelhertzog.com/2010/12/20...erve-its-name/

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #6
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I love it, Sid is stable compared to many versions of Ubuntu which I used to use. I also really like how Sid is practically running the current version of each application.

I have tried many different Linux's (except for Arch which I can't seem to install and Slackware which I am going to put on an old laptop) but I always keep coming back to Debian based systems and Sid is the pick of the lot.
 
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Hi,

I've been using sid on my main laptop/workstation for the past ten years or so and have been very happy with it.

These days breakages are quite rare, but you should know how to put packages on hold and how to downgrade them. It is also useful to know how to deal with broken post/pre install/remove scripts. And, as already mentioned above, using apt-listbugs can save you some aggravation.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #8
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On the whole I have not had any problem, really Sid is more stable than a lot of operating systems.

Sometimes you would have a little issues, however that's the fun part.
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