Re: Fw: X Windos System will not start
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent West" <email@example.com>
To: "debian-user" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 08:14
Subject: Re: Fw: X Windos System will not start
> Hoyt Bailey wrote:
> >From: "Kent West" <email@example.com>
> >>If you haven't tried updating to testing or sid, you might give that a
> >I'm not experienced enough for *unstable*.
> "stable" and "unstable" refers more to the changeability of packages
> more than to brokenness/usability. In other words, if you upgrade to
> unstable at the right time (in my experience, the "right time" has been
> about 85% of the time), you'll wind up with a very usable system that
> has much newer software than what is in stable. Of the remaining 15% of
> the time that's not the "right time", you'll get some sort of brokenness
> in your system. Probably 12% of the time that brokenness will get fixed
> with an upgrade within a week; the other 3% is some sort of serious
> brokenness (like a bug in PAM preventing new logins - doh!) or long-term
> brokenness that takes several weeks to sort out (so that you can't
> install foo because of a broken dependency on bar, etc). Once you have a
> working unstable box, it'll stay working as long as you don't do another
> upgrade (of course, then you're not getting bug/vulnerability fixes, so
> it's a trade-off).
> I run unstable on all my desktop boxes, and stable only on the servers.
> unstable on the desktop has been _way_ more usable than WindowsXP on
> the desktop, in my experience.
Ok Sold. I'm game but I need to get stable "stable" enough to get PPP
working. XP means eXtreem Pain in the neck.