Re: sid is not for newbies.
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Ralf Mardorf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If the OP needs a
> reliable system and not new software, drivers etc., I would
> Debian Stable. If you need new software, drivers etc. I recommend
> Debian Testing.
Nonono, not testing. Testing goes through epic fluctuations, things
stay broken for months, etc.
Seriously, I've found Sid to be far more stable than many other
distributions "stable" releases.
I agree that Sid is "not for newbies" for a first Linux, but it's
hardly the land-mind-ridden DMZ at which folks hint. Anyone with any
experience who wants to get to know their system intimately is well
served by running Sid. And when Sid is dull? Arch, or maybe LFS. :^)
Yes, sometimes things do break. The change from Xfree86 to Xorg was
not nice, libc5 to libc6 wasn't fun, but those are punctuations in an
otherwise relatively smooth narrative.
The secret of happiness is freedom,
and the secret of freedom is courage.
- - Thucydides
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