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Old 08-22-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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Which linux is very stable than others, without any bugs?
 
Old 08-22-2007, 09:21 PM   #2
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No piece of software is 100% stable and bug free. As long as code is still written by humans, there will be mistakes.

But I suppose if you are concerned about nothing but stability you might want to look into Slackware or a minimal Debian. You want a distribution that does not change or modify the programs from their original versions, and which don't have extraneous services and software included.
 
Old 08-22-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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Is this computer software you are talking about, pal, or Xanadu?

If you find "software that is stable, without any bugs," please tell me!

I can say with great confidence exactly two things:
  • Any well-known Linux distribution is, in the proper environment and properly set up, rock-solid stable.
  • If you are coming from a Windows environment, where all of these tough technical problems have been solved for you without your awareness or concern, then you are going to bash your head against quite-a-few rocks while getting used to Linux.
And this, by the way, is not a "bash" on Linux! Microsoft just happens to be pretty damm good at what they've been doing all these years ... much better than we tend to give them credit for. You're going to be hitting your head against issues that you never had reason to consider before.

So, if you want to learn about Linux...
  1. Dive in! But, be prepared to dive in!
  2. Don't put your existing, stable, Windows installation at risk. Computers are cheap: use "another one."
 
Old 08-22-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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I'd also say that Slack and Debian are quite stable, but as you have total control over your system with Linux it's not that hard to make it unstable regardless of distro.

No such as thing as bug-free software.

If you're a newbie then I'd say use Debian, Ubuntu, or SimplyMepis as a jumping off point.
 
Old 08-22-2007, 10:06 PM   #5
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If you want a distro that's less bleeding edge, try Centos (free version of RH Enterprise).
Tends to be more conservative.
 
Old 08-23-2007, 06:00 AM   #6
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CentOS, RHEL, Debian Stable.
 
Old 08-23-2007, 07:27 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raghuveerbabu View Post
Which linux is very stable than others, without any bugs?
Any stable distributions, like Debian GNU/Linux, RHEL, SLED/SLES...
If you talking about kernels, look to 2.6.20.x for example, or 2.6.16.x
 
  


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