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Old 12-24-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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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?
Old 12-24-2004, 09:25 PM   #2
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When reading about Debian releases, keep in mind that "Stable" means "old". "Testing" means "current".

Old 12-25-2004, 06:57 AM   #3
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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.
Old 12-25-2004, 07:31 AM   #4
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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.

Old 12-25-2004, 07:51 AM   #5
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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.

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. So, if you want to try it out right away, just download the darn thing and burn it to a CD...

Old 12-25-2004, 12:40 PM   #6
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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:

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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