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NewsForge: My Desktop OS: Debian Etch

May 30, 2006, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Flavio Henrique Araque Gurgel)

"Some people like to work in Linux distributions that are at the cutting edge of technology. Other prefers stability at any cost. I want both, and Debian Testing, codenamed Etch, gives me that. The Debian project's testing tree has up-to-date software along with good stability, since packages are highly tested in the Unstable branch before they move to Testing.

"I've been running Linux at home for about two years, having started playing with it about seven years ago. I tried several distributions but settled on Debian because of its fast, consistent, and safe package management system, with more than 15,000 packages available. Debian Stable, a.k.a. Sarge, is maybe the most stable distribution today, but its software packages tend to get old. Etch is appropriate for personal desktops and even some production ones..."

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