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

On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:52:38 +0300,Andrei POPESCU
<andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 supported).

My research of past Debian releases showed a longer support life, but 3+
years will work, too.  That will be about the time to decide whether
this system needs replacing, and along with it a newer OS.


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