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Which version of Debian are you mostly running?

Submitted by Steve on Thu 29 Jul 2010

Sarge  <-> 1% 43 votes
Etch  <-> 4% 92 votes
Lenny  <-> 59% 1308 votes
Squeeze  <-> 26% 583 votes
Sid  <-> 8% 178 votes
Total 2204 votes

 

 

 

Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by ajt (195.145.xx.xx) on Tue 3 Aug 2010 at 13:01
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All my servers and the desktops for other people that I administer run stable. It's not worth the effort to run anything else on them. I run Testing on my desktop system and SID inside VMs to see what's coming down the pipe.

Some people complain that stable hangs around for too long, but Ubuntu LTS and Red Hat Enterprise hang around for a quite a while too, and I think users prefer that there PC keep working rather than they get the latest toys. I can put up with the occasional breakage in exchange for having access to the latest toys.

--
"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by banchieri (2a01:0xx:0xx:0xxx:0xxx:0xxx:xx) on Tue 7 Sep 2010 at 11:49
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All my Debian machines run lenny with lenny-backports where necessary (e.g., OpenOffice). The only exception to this are the schroot(1) environments on my build servers: They're purely lenny (so I get clean package builds).

Reasoning: I want to work with my machines; not work around nasty configuration issues.

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by tonyfreeman (68.59.xx.xx) on Tue 10 Aug 2010 at 23:10
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I keep my machines on the 'testing' branch. The code name may change, but testing is always testing.

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by st_iron (89.135.xx.xx) on Wed 11 Aug 2010 at 12:22
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I use the stable Debian for production servers. It makes me feel safe. For home server the testing is always good. So... the answer is I mostly use Lenny nowadays.

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by Anonymous (85.223.xx.xx) on Wed 11 Aug 2010 at 12:57
Only unstable/experimental. It's an only way to make my network / sound / gfx etc. work, when I by new computer. GNU OS's are too slow to include latest drivers in kernels even if sources provided by vendors. Even though using SID I often need to compile a staging drivers not included even in experimental distro. There should be some distribution that could be quickly adapted to recent netbooks, ipads, wlan chips and usb gadgets ect. in order not to make people using Windows (tm)

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by Anonymous (99.75.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Aug 2010 at 00:54
This is a proprietary hardware and proprietary software manufacturing and deployment collusion dilemma.. This is not a problem with open source operating systems, but a problem with hardware manufacturers and the fact that they are deliberately and systematically blackmailed, to be blunt, by a particular large desktop software and operating system company. OEMs *have* to play by the rules laid down by this particular company, otherwise they risk loss of business of selling hardware. The open source OS developers (usually) catch up quite quickly once the hardware has begun to flow into the public market - it is just that the FOSS folks never get a chance to get much pre-release hardware due to NDAs and exclusivity of (likely shady) business arrangements. I'm glad you have the patience and ability to build custom kernels, etc. - it is people like you that aid in getting bugs found, reported, and fixed in the various FOSS operating systems. Or just don't buy the latest bleeding edge computer bling ;) (brought to you by a 5+ year old rockin' strong ThinkPad T60)

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by Anonymous (216.164.xx.xx) on Fri 3 Sep 2010 at 04:30
There are at least two debian-based distros that fit your demands, for the record, not including Ubuntu....
Kanotix: www.kanotix.com/changelang-eng.html
Sidux: sidux.com

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by Anonymous (62.56.xx.xx) on Sun 15 Aug 2010 at 14:31
Lenny on all 4 of my home PCs and 1 NFS server at work.

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by Anonymous (69.248.xx.xx) on Thu 19 Aug 2010 at 03:15
I use Arch Linux. In my opinion it is the best Linux distribution out there.

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by sneex (66.177.xx.xx) on Mon 23 Aug 2010 at 03:45
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Ouch! :P :) That is like saying ClearOS is better than RHEL :-D

http://youve-reached-the.endoftheinternet.org/

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by Anonymous (69.248.xx.xx) on Wed 25 Aug 2010 at 04:17
Funny! That's a slap in Debian's face! Although I actually love Gentoo so same here! ;P

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by sahananto (2a01:0xx:0xx:0xxx:0xxx:0xxx:xx) on Fri 3 Sep 2010 at 22:17
I run every day "Debian squeeze" on my desktop (at home) as multimedia server using Fuppes, and on my laptop. My tv is able to use uPnP link, so I can display picture, music and movies on it. It is very easy to setup any thing on debian . I use GNU/Linux since 1995 and Debian since 2001. I would like to give congratulations to all developers of Debian, your product is very safe and easy to use.
Many Thanks
Jean Pierre

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Re: Which version of Debian are you mostly running?
Posted by mar (213.210.xx.xx) on Wed 8 Sep 2010 at 12:45
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all my servers -- lenny
my desktop -- always sid, keeps me in caution :-), but seems to be much more stable these days

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