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Re: Debian Desktop for a Joe Average

On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 09:43:26AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 08:24, BruceG wrote:
> > On Thursday 02 October 2003 04:03, Wolfgang Lonien wrote:
> > > Edward Murrell wrote:
> > > > [Debian as a Windoze replacement]
> > >
> > > Hi Ed (and Joe of course :-P),
> [snip]
> > Thanks for the tips. I consider myself Joe Average. I've run
> > Mandrake and SuSE - but have had problems getting everything just
> > right in Debian Woody. I also have a Knoppix CD - so might just try
> > the Knoppix to hard disk route.
> > 
> > Is there a FAQ on how to change the /etc/apt/sources.list to
> > unstable?
> Don't go directly from stable to unstable!!  Too radical

It's not significantly more radical than stable to testing. I don't
think there's much benefit in trying to go from stable to unstable via
testing, especially considering that there are things broken in testing
that work in unstable for one reason or another (e.g. apt-listchanges).

The concern I'd have would be more whether a self-confessed Joe Average
should use testing or unstable at all. :)

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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