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Old 08-25-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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Debain release cycle?


I don't know a lot about debain even though i use it, how often is a new release made, i know about the recent update but like when will Lenny take Etch's place? Is it really far from being stable?
 
Old 08-25-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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I don't know a lot about debain even though i use it, how often is a new release made, i know about the recent update but like when will Lenny take Etch's place? Is it really far from being stable?
Like Slackware the developers of Debian will release the next stable version when it is ready. Etch is an outstanding distro, I'm running it on one machine at home and on 9 machines at work.
Etch was recently released so it will be awhile before Lenny moves to the stable branch.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 06:38 PM   #3
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Like Slackware the developers of Debian will release the next stable version when it is ready. Etch is an outstanding distro, I'm running it on one machine at home and on 9 machines at work.
Etch was recently released so it will be awhile before Lenny moves to the stable branch.
how recently was it released? does it usually take years for the next stable one to come up (testing become stable)if i had a better machine to run Linux on i wouldn't likely be using, it seems to not be very good, or just more difficult for simple tasks, and really hard for difficult tasks. The install takes way too long, i think.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 06:45 PM   #4
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how recently was it released? does it usually take years for the next stable one to come up (testing become stable)if i had a better machine to run Linux on i wouldn't likely be using, it seems to not be very good, or just more difficult for simple tasks, and really hard for difficult tasks. The install takes way too long, i think.
Etch was released in April:-)

http://www.debian.org/News/2007/20070408

The next stable release won't take years. I suspect Lenny will be available in a year or more. But, as to the exact date that would be pure speculation ( as I'm doing now ).
 
Old 08-25-2007, 10:08 PM   #5
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how recently was it released? does it usually take years for the next stable one to come up (testing become stable)if i had a better machine to run Linux on i wouldn't likely be using, it seems to not be very good, or just more difficult for simple tasks, and really hard for difficult tasks. The install takes way too long, i think.
Can you elaborate a bit on this?

Debian is quite an easy distro to use, especially if you just use the GUI tools that come with it.

Installation - 20 - 30 mins: not really that long. Did you have any issues with the install?

--Ian
 
Old 08-25-2007, 10:36 PM   #6
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Based on what I've seen of this guy's posting, I think we need to encourage him to move to Ubuntu (an African word meaning, too...)
 
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Based on what I've seen of this guy's posting, I think we need to encourage him to move to Ubuntu (an African word meaning, too...)


Seriously though, Ubuntu is very similar to Debian, and therefore quite a good starting point. It is an excellent distro for newbies, and yes, it is easy to install.

I think often some newbies tend to bite off more than they can chew, and then end up going back to Windows.
 
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Seriously though, Ubuntu is very similar to Debian, and therefore quite a good starting point. It is an excellent distro for newbies, and yes, it is easy to install.

I think often some newbies tend to bite off more than they can chew, and then end up going back to Windows.
Agreed. The point-and-click distros are excellent starting points for newcomers to *nix. After you have a basic grasp of Linux then move up to real distros like Debian, Slackware or FreeBSD.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 07:39 AM   #9
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What's debain?
 
Old 08-28-2007, 08:29 AM   #10
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What's debain?
It's the special Dyslexic version of Debian.. It's development has been kept highly secret, they plan to really surprise Redmond with it's release..
 
Old 08-28-2007, 11:21 AM   #11
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It's the special Dyslexic version of Debian.. It's development has been kept highly secret, they plan to really surprise Redmond with it's release..
i hope that's a joke... i've been mixing up the letters lately... sorry.
 
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i hope that's a joke... i've been mixing up the letters lately... sorry.
It is a joke, no need to apologize:-)
 
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Sorry couldn't help myself, sometimes you see the opening and you just have to take it
 
Old 08-29-2007, 07:18 AM   #14
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Well, as you can imagine the site www.debain.org exists as well. Ended up there so many times because of dyslexic keyboard input.

However, when I tried to see if it still existed... yes it exists, but it seems to be owned by someone else now. Could Debain be that popular?

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Sorry couldn't help myself, sometimes you see the opening and you just have to take it
It was funny, man:-)
I was thinking myself along the lines of debain of my existence:-)
Heh-heh:-)
 
  


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