What distribution of Debian do you use?

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What Debian distribution?

Oldstable
2
2%
Stable
28
24%
Stable + Backports
30
26%
Testing
37
32%
Unstable
18
16%
 
Total votes : 115

Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby ivanovnegro » 2011-06-08 05:33

emariz wrote:
ivanovnegro wrote:As I will learn more and more the Debian way it could be that I will end up some day with Testing, but not sure yet if this is a really good option.

Before doing moving to Testing, learn about GNU/Linux in general and about Debian's package management in particular. Knowing the basics of system administration pays dear, and knowing APT is a big plus. You'll need to identify, document and report an issue, and to make your way until the developers fix it. Also, Aptitude can be fun:
viewtopic.php?p=320585#p320585


Thank you for the tips.
Actually I know perfectly how Debian is working and I am not new to Linux. It was more if I have the will to fight with the issues or to enjoy the pure stability. :D
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby beardedragon » 2011-06-08 21:23

Snowlinux is a debian-based free available operating system, that makes using Debian GNU/Linux more easily.



It is based upon Debian Stable Squeeze and uses its repository. It makes many things easier. For example, most-used software like Firefox and Thunderbird are preinstalled. And in the near future the hardware installations tool from Ubuntu will be ported to Snowlinux. And there are many other tweaks, too.
It has Linux-Kernel 2.6.32-5 LTS, GNOME 2.32, XORG, Firefox 3.5.5 and Thunderbird 3.1.0
Home Site and Download at: www.snowlinux.de/ http://snowlinux.de/index.php/blog/4-sn ... c-released Available in the following languages: German, German Low, Spanish, French, English, Belgium the primary language being German on the Site. There is a Forum already available.
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby edbarx » 2011-06-08 21:46

@ beardedragon
What you are suggesting makes Debian a most boring experience. Installing using apt or any other equivalent tool, is the most exciting part in installing Debian. For instance, I start from the base system and then install the other goodies from there.

P.S.
Some time in the future, when I have the motivation, eagerness and energy, I want to install Debian without using an installer by using debootstrap and manually editing configuration files. That would be truly a thrilling learning experience. :)

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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby eric1959 » 2011-06-08 21:54

Snowlinux is a debian-based free available operating system, that makes using Debian GNU/Linux more easily.

Do we need more of these Debian-based distributions......?
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby ivanovnegro » 2011-06-08 22:09

eric1959 wrote:
Snowlinux is a debian-based free available operating system, that makes using Debian GNU/Linux more easily.

Do we need more of these Debian-based distributions......?


No, we dont need. But the people are free to do whatever. :D
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby emariz » 2011-06-09 07:24

beardedragon wrote:For example, most-used software like Firefox and Thunderbird are preinstalled.

You could also include GIMP instead of GNU Image Manipulator Program.

beardedragon wrote:It has Linux-Kernel 2.6.32-5 LTS, GNOME 2.32, XORG, Firefox 3.5.5 and Thunderbird 3.1.0

You meant Gnome 2.30. The version 2.32 is not even available in Testing. Also, if you included Firefox, why not including a recent version? Specially after the announcement from Google Apps stating that it will no longer support old browsers (1).


1. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386361,00.asp
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby LarsT » 2011-06-09 09:20

Hello,

GIMP and the GNU Image Manipulator Program are the same. It is not included, because Snowlinux is a user-friendly operating linux system and GIMP is not. But it is available in the repositories.

Yes, GNOME 2.30. For sure. Firefox 4.0.1 and Thunderbird 5 is available in the repositories.
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby cynwulf » 2011-06-09 09:29

According to this it's a butnut based distro...?
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby eric1959 » 2011-06-09 09:36

cynwulf wrote:According to this it's a butnut based distro...?

According to http://www.snowlinux.de/ it's Debian Stable based and uses its repositories :
Es basiert auf Debian Stable und nutzt auch dessen Repositories
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby cynwulf » 2011-06-09 09:39

eric1959 wrote:
cynwulf wrote:According to this it's a butnut based distro...?

According to http://www.snowlinux.de/ it's Debian Stable based and uses its repositories :
Es basiert auf Debian Stable und nutzt auch dessen Repositories

So maybe they switched...?
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby ivanovnegro » 2011-06-09 10:00

LarsT wrote:Hello,

because Snowlinux is a user-friendly operating linux system and GIMP is not. But it is available in the repositories.



GIMP is not user friendly?, thats your subjective opinion, dont forget that GIMP is also used on Windows systems.
It is a very versatile program even if not a simple tool, it is a powerful tool.

Sorry to go offtopic now, but the name of the thread is which branch of Debian you use and not which derivative. :)
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby jw013 » 2011-06-11 05:52

Stable because I need to use my computer to do other things besides maintain it. A few years back I ran my desktop on unstable for a bit. Switched back to stable at the next release (I think it was Lenny) because unstable just changed too fast. I use backports for when I need newer stuff.
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby Barcelona_DEB » 2011-06-11 12:03

I use stable, it' s rock solid and just works fine. If I need new packages I compile myself from testing/sid ( making my .deb packages ) or I use backports.
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby jezzivi » 2011-06-11 12:49

Testing
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Re: What distribution of Debian do you use?

Postby LaneLester » 2011-06-11 13:11

I have a minor hobby of installing Debian flavors on the partitions of my #1 drive. My current favorite is a Debian Netinstall Stable w/Backports with just what I want and not what somebody else decided I should want.

I'm surprised more people in this thread didn't mention XFCE4 in place of Gnome or KDE. I'm very pleased with its functionality without eating up a big chunk of the desktop (a la WindowMaker). I liked the beauty of Cairo Dock very much, but I had too much trouble getting all of it to work in different installs.

When I did the Netinstalls, I was interested to see that the bare bones choice (basic Linux utilities) adds only 114 files, while adding the "graphic environment" (otherwise known as Gnome) jumps the total to over 1,000.

I use Firefox and LibreOffice to get real work done, so I go to their sites for an up-to-date version when the repositories fall behind.

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