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doralsoral 12-24-2004 10:21 PM

latest debian release?
 
what is the latest debian release. On the website it says 3.0 "woody" which is what i downloaded and it comes with kernel 2.2 and uses ext2 but my friend said that came out a long time ago and theyre on 2.6.9 now but i dont see this anywhere on the site, did they change the website and not tell me or somethin?

williew 12-24-2004 10:25 PM

When reading about Debian releases, keep in mind that "Stable" means "old". "Testing" means "current".

Regards,
Willie.

teckk 12-25-2004 07:57 AM

http://www.debian.org/releases/

The latest kernel or release doesn't necessarily mean it is stable and usable.

Kernel 2.4 still works fine. You can browse the web, get e-mail, watch video streams, word process just fine etc. 2.6 has updated for security, wi-fi ect.

hw-tph 12-25-2004 08:31 AM

If you feel Debian Woody is too old you might want to check out Ubuntu. Ubuntu is an up-to-date Debian distribution for the desktop. I tried it and found it very nice and usable.

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/

Håkan

y2k 12-25-2004 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by hw-tph
If you feel Debian Woody is too old you might want to check out Ubuntu. Ubuntu is an up-to-date Debian distribution for the desktop. I tried it and found it very nice and usable.

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/

Håkan

And may I also add that you can request a Ubuntu CD to send to you for FREE! However, I am still waiting for mine to arrive while I requested for it long time ago. :scratch: So, if you want to try it out right away, just download the darn thing and burn it to a CD...

y2k

fenderman11111 12-25-2004 01:40 PM

Stable is rather arcaic... It comes with things like gnome 1.4 and kde 2... It doesn't really make a good workstation. And in Debian terms... stable means ROCK solid. and I do mean Rock Solid...stable is a hoss.

Testing makes a much better workstation... It stays fairly up-to-date, and it's as stable as you really would ever need. Using the testing distribution is generally recommended. Here's a link to dl testing: http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/cd-images/debian-weekly/

I personally install debian off the net. If you have a broadband connection, I would highly recommend this approach... For one thing, you only have to download 1 cd, which is only used for the base system installation. Also, you stay up-to-date, and you have access to all the software in their repository without having to download 14 ISOs...ick. Net install is the way to go.


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