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Re: Why Wheezy and Not Just Testing? (WAS: Re: Dist-upgrade or upgrade. Which?)

On Lu, 22 apr 13, 01:03:41, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> I stayed with F12 almost 2 and a half years past its EOL.  I didn't 
> like F15, my next usual upgrade, or the following releases, or the 
> direction Fedora was going.  So, I opted against upgrading, but 12 was 
> having problems.  Time for a new OS.  So, after some research, I 
> decided on Debian mainly for its stability and 5+ year support life 

A Debian release has security support for approximately 3 years: 2 years 
as stable and one additional year as oldstable. You can extend that a 
bit if you switch to testing when it's frozen, but that requires an 
upgrade oldstable -> stable -> testing (skipping releases is not 

Kind regards,
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