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Re: Why Linux, Why Debian

Op vr 13-02-2004, om 15:36 schreef Andrew Suffield:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 02:58:38PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > This has benefits in other areas too, of course, although it is much
> > cited as one of the problems of stable; but the benefits of this system
> > should be pointed out too, I think.
> stable being old is a feature. 

Of course, that's my point.

> Calling it a problem is an exercise in
> the apples and oranges fallacy (mismatched objectives).

Well, it's obvious that it's a problem for those users that want the
latest of everything, but it should be asked whether Debian Stable is
intended for them, then. I just wanted to point out that if you're going
to give arguments on why Debian is better than anything else "out
there", you should also explain why the fact that stable is hardly ever
updated is a feature, as it is much perceived to be a problem by
ill-informed people.

Wouter Verhelst
Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org
Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org
Most people have two reasons for doing anything -- a good reason, and
the real reason

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