Joining the fray: Why Debian matters
Feb 07, 2011, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Cafiero)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"As mentioned in this blog in the past, and as mentioned to
various people who ask, I don't like the six-month release cycle. I
can go further: I hate it. There's nothing like getting comfortable
with a distro, only to be prodded to update to the latest, greatest
improvements — in many instances the improvements are both
great and welcome, but then the cycle of getting comfortable starts
all over again.
"This is why we run the office of Redwood Digital Research in
Felton, California, on Fedora 10. That's right, Fedora 10; a
two-year old version of Fedora which reached it's so-called "end of
life" already. Know why? It has worked since I installed it, and
I've tweaked it to do what needs to be done to run the business.
I'm too busy futzing with other people's computers and too busy
developing our FOSS server project to budget time tweaking the
business computer. So I left it at that particular version because,
simply, it just works."