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Re: A suggestion

On 2008-04-03, Mike Bird <mgb@yosemite.net> wrote:
> On Thu April 3 2008 03:03:51 Matthew Johnson wrote:
>> On Thu Apr 03 11:54, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
>> > And stable is not fine for a desktop in general, because it has outdated
>> > packages which are not what a desktop user wants.
>> _you_ may want more up to date packages, but a lot of people are
>> entirely happy with etch on their desktop. For example, both me and my
>> mother.
>> I'd also go as far to say that most corporate Linux desktops, to pick
>> another example, would welcome the lack of change for 18 months.
> Stable is a poor solution for desktops because it doesn't support
> recent hardware.  For a long time now we've had to run Testing
> mixed with the Unstable versions of xserver-xorg.*, nvidia.*, and
> linux-image.* in order to support recent video and audio chips.

http://wiki.debian.org/EtchAndAHalf will solve that soon.


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