Re: this post is not off-topic
Ivo Wever wrote:
I politely disagree. I left Red Hat because of the incessant need to
push new releases out. My last upgrade from 7.2 to 7.3 failed
miserably. I still don't have that box fully functional, although web
and mail are finally working.
I will never again use Red Hat on a production server. As soon as I get
this Debian test box fully functional, all my hosting services are going
100% Debian. I use Debian now specifically because new releases aren't
pushed out before they're ready. My clients want a reliable service.
Debian provides that.
> What the non free world does, or does not do, does not
> affect release decisions for Debian. We release when we are ready. We
> are not yet ready. Period.
I think what some people fear is that this implementation of the
might prove self-destructive. A certain amount of developing is
keep Debian competative. If Debian develops too slowly, developers may
leave, slowing down the development, entering a vicious circle. I seem
lots of reports about people unhappy with current affairs and leaving,
might be selective observation. What happens when the amount of
falls below the critical level?
Red Hat is fine for a home box that you don't rely on. I'll admit, KDE3
is nice. On a home box when it's time to upgrade, when the box crashes,
when you lose all your data and files, it's no big deal. You just wipe
the hard drive and do a fresh install. A crash on upgrade on a
production server can shut down your business.
If you need reliability, go with Debian. It's stable, and you can trust it.
I'm a little surprised at this argument, anyway. If you don't want to
install potato, you don't have to wait for the release of Woody. Debian
makes the testing and unstable packages available for download off the
'net. You can install them any time you want. There's no need to wait
for the official release.
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