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Re: debian as a sever OS

Deephay wrote:

> Greetings all,
>   I am wondering that if it is safe to using the testing distro (now
> Etch) as the server's OS.
> Any comment is appreciated very much.
> thx!
> Deepahy
Why would you want to use testing instead of stable for a server?
Servers are generally very simple creatures with fixed hardware
configurations and running without a gui. What you want is a rock solid
system with no unneccesary overhead. That is what 'stable' is for
and 'testing' genreally speaking doesn't offer any add-on value for this
If, on the other hand, you want to setup a "fun-to-work-with" workstation,
which can hotplug all kind of usb devices, sync your cell phone with your
w/s PIM, handle all kind of web based multi-media content in a sexy looking
desktop environment, then 'unstable' is the way to go. But the fun will
come at a cost. Be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time to
fiddle around to get everything working.

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