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Old 12-01-2004, 06:49 AM   #1
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woody sarge and sid

what are the main features and differences among the tree releases?
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Woody: well tested and stable, software tends to be behind
Sarge: the next stable release, reasonably tested packages and fairly up to date
Sid: an utter mess of the latest and greatest packages, do not use it unless you are familiair with the risks.
Experimental: don't go there...still, some do....
Old 12-01-2004, 01:39 PM   #3
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As someone else pointed out, see:

I have heard someone say a good naming system would be:

"stable" = "server" (well tested, very stable, but old versions of everything)

"testing" = "workstation" (newer programs, a few bugs but pretty stable)

"unstable" = "geek" (the latest available stuff, but can have major problems crop up that is difficult for a new user to fix)


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