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[Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-09-13 19:21
by arochester
Brian Lunduke says
Debian Stable 8.5 is reminiscent of Ubuntu’s early days. It’s stable and fast, but just a wee bit stale.


http://www.networkworld.com/article/311 ... -days.html

Re: [Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-09-13 21:56
by Crewp
nice article, I also think Debian rocks.

Re: [Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-09-13 22:20
by bw123
I liked the article too. Funny stuff:

Will I continue running Debian Stable? No. It’s great, stable and fast, but it’s not exactly my cup of tea.


wtf? the dude likes not-great, crash-prone, slow linuxes better?

this link made me smile because I Mustn't read:

Must read: 11 hidden tips and tweaks for Windows 10

Re: [Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-09-14 00:04
by NFT5
bw123 wrote:wtf? the dude likes not-great, crash-prone, slow linuxes better?


He's a board member at OpenSUSE. Coming from that angle what he's said is high praise, indeed, for Debian.

Re: [Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-09-14 00:46
by bw123
NFT5 wrote:
bw123 wrote:wtf? the dude likes not-great, crash-prone, slow linuxes better?


He's a board member at OpenSUSE. Coming from that angle what he's said is high praise, indeed, for Debian.


I'm kinda new, wtf is opeySUSE?

Re: [Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-09-14 01:15
by GarryRicketson
Postby bw123 »
I'm kinda new, wtf is opeySUSE?


See this, it will answer the question.
wtf is opeySUSE?

Re: [Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-09-14 02:07
by Alley Cat
Should someone tell him about jessie-backports? ;)

Re: [Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-09-14 08:31
by mor
bw123 wrote:
Will I continue running Debian Stable? No. It’s great, stable and fast, but it’s not exactly my cup of tea.

wtf? the dude likes not-great, crash-prone, slow linuxes better?

C'mon this is a textbook false dichotomy. I think the guy has been fair in his review, he said nothing new or interesting but nevertheless was fair, you should be fair too (well, actually we should always be fair regardless, shouldn't we?). ;)

Debian is a boring system by design, we tell it constantly to people who try to make it interesting by upgrading to Testing/Unstable or adding third party repositories and the like.
There are cars that are plain, safe, reliable, great mileage and so on, but many still prefer trucks or sport cars or bikes.

Bye

Re: [Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-09-14 10:06
by Ardouos
bw123 wrote:wtf is opeySUSE?


It is a an independent Linux distribution that is sponsored by SUSE. It has two releases: Leap for the users who prefer to use set releases and Tumbleweed for people who prefer rolling release.

https://www.opensuse.org/
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=opensuse

Google is your friend.

Edit:
bw123 wrote:I'm kinda new

With nearly 2000 posts (at this moment in time) and an account that has been created in 2011, are you? :)

Re: [Article] "Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days"

PostPosted: 2016-12-20 10:05
by swirler
arochester wrote:Brian Lunduke says
Debian Stable 8.5 is reminiscent of Ubuntu’s early days. It’s stable and fast, but just a wee bit stale.




Yes, just as it should be.

And I hope it stays so, without any concession to fancy new staff or unneeded new "services" .
I'm seeing some stuff in testing (things related to phones and mobile devices, I don't even remember what it was) that I don't like one bit.