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5 reasons why Debian Unstable does not deserve its name

Dec 21, 2010, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"Debian Unstable (also known as sid) is one of the 3 distributions that Debian provides (along with Stable and Testing).

"It’s not conceived as a product for end-users, instead it’s the place where contributors are uploading newer packages. Daily. Yes that means that Unstable is a quickly moving target and it’s not for everybody. But you can use it and your computer won’t explode.

"1. It contains mainly stable versions of the software

"Yes, you read it right. Unstable is not full of development versions of the various software. It happens on some software but then it’s usually a conscious decision of the maintainer who believes that this specific version is already better than the previous one."

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