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On Saturday 14 May 2005 11:16 pm, Robin Cornelius wrote:
I've *finally* debianised my desktop :-)
If anything things seem faster, certainy kde loads in half the time?
Maybe Mandrake/Mandriva patched it too far? They are/were renowned for their level of patching.
I'm currenly on testing but i am considering experimental. what do you lot run?
I have survived on mandrake cooker for the past year and that is an experimantal distro.
IIRC, the problem with experimental is that the repositories are not necessarily synchronised or fully referenced. http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/ch-resources.en.html#s4.6.4 "The experimental distribution is a special distribution. It is not a full distribution in the same sense as `stable' and `unstable' are. Instead, it is meant to be a temporary staging area for highly experimental software where there's a good chance that the software could break your system, or software that's just too unstable even for the unstable distribution (but there is a reason to package it nevertheless). Users who download and install packages from experimental are expected to have been duly warned. In short, all bets are off for the experimental distribution." Developers can upload packages to experimental that break other packages or that depend on libraries that are not already packaged in any way. "For instance, an experimental compressed file system should probably go into experimental." "New software which isn't likely to damage your system can go directly into unstable." I'd recommend unstable - most usable packages are first uploaded to unstable. I generally find that it's only one step behind CVS. You do get a complete system, apt is sensible and usable and despite it's name, unstable is extremely usable. I haven't had any crashes - all I sometimes get is that apt-get upgrade may fail and leave you without X or similar. That hasn't happened now for some months. It's usually only a case of repeating the update/upgrade and maybe using apt-get -f install. -- Neil Williams ============= http://www.data-freedom.org/ http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/ http://www.linux.codehelp.co.uk/
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