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Comment Re:Do we even care about Debian anymore? (Score 2, Insightful) 198

Well, I think that you forget Debian in mostly installed on production (server) environments. Because Debian don't provide cutting-egde packages they ARE stable. On a production environment I don't want to update for example from MySQL 4.1 to 5.0. Any idea what problems and bugs such an upgrade could cause?

Ofcourse you can run Debian on your desktop, but I'm not sure whether that is the main target of an Debian distribution. Many spin-offs of Debian fillful that task.

Another benefit of not running the lastest versions is most bugs are already solved. Debian chooses a version of package for it release and stays there. Only security updates are provided.

BTW: If you really want to run some cutting-edge software on Debian Sarge, you might want to check out the http://backports.org/ website that provide more recent versions of software build for the Sarge distribution.

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