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
"Itâ€™s not conceived as a product for
end-users, instead itâ€™s the place where
contributors are uploading newer packages. Daily. Yes that means
that Unstable is a quickly moving target and
itâ€™s not for everybody. But you can use it and
your computer wonâ€™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 itâ€™s usually a conscious decision of the
maintainer who believes that this specific version is already
better than the previous one."