"After 21 months of development Debian has released version 4.0
codenamed Etch to the public on April, 8th 2007. In Debian time 21
months is downright snippy, which is a good thing. Trust me on
that. Their last (in)famous release Debian 3.1 'Sarge' took a near
vista-esque length of time for release (3+ years), so here's hoping
the colorful Debian gang can keep up to their more reasonable year
and a half release cycle.
"In fairness to the Debian group, their releases have always
been held up on a pedestal for its stability and security..."