Re: A suggestion
On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 11:31:44PM +0200, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 02 April 2008 schrieb Chris Bannister:
> > On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 03:16:48PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > > On Tue, 1 Apr 2008 00:38:36 -0300
> > >
> > > Joel Franco <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > I think that the testing or above releases may be suitable for the
> > > > desktop of a EXPERT linux user. I need a stable release because my
> > > > desktop must simply to work; it is not a so critical system like a
> > > > server but this is critical to my business go on.
> > > >
> > > >From my experience, testing is perfectly suitable for a
> > > > desktop/development
> > >
> > > system. I have used it exclusively on both my desktop and my laptop for a
> > > couple of years now, and I have experienced only a couple of minor issues
> > > so far.
> > >
> > > The main difference between a desktop and a server is that usually on a
> > > server you can't afford any downtime, while on a desktop system you can
> > > screw up and reinstall every once in a while if needed...
> > Unfortunately, many people new to Debian/Linux get the impression that
> > testing is perfectly suitable for a desktop system.
> It really depends on the person(s) using that desktop. But your wording
> is "black or white" anyway (see: perfectly).
My wording is just a paraphrase of the previous message. As for "It
really depends on the person(s) using that desktop." I did say "people
new to Debian/Linux".
I agree testing/unstable is a good choice for someone who is fairly
familiar with Debian. For example, being able to report bugs should be
Knowing where/how to peruse documentation. etc.