Re: A question for the list:
Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> ZephyrQ put forth on 11/4/2010 9:50 PM:
>> If you could not/did not use Debian (either Lenny, Squeeze, or Sid),
>> which other distribution would you use and why?
> What situation are you in that motivates this question?
Not a specific situation, merely an exploration.
I've been using Debian stable for years. I've tried Ubuntu (in the
early years) and Mint. Before Debian I used SuSE.
Lately, though, Debian seems 'stale'. I know that Squeeze is coming up
the pipe fairly soon; but I'm in process of moving my office and
upgrading equipment and am taking opportunity to see what others like
besides Debian. I may try out another flavor.
I realize that Debian's 'stableness' contributes to its 'staleness', and
I like/need that stability as I do a lot of work from home. But I also
want to try out some software that is often not supported yet in stable
(dependencies, usually) and I don't have time (middle-aged teacher...)
to track down fixes/kludges/etc. So I'm looking for a good balance
between stability and usability while staying up to date (sort of).