Elias4444 wrote:If I choose to go testing... will it be too unstable for my day to day work...?
mor wrote:Anyone running testing/unstable should either have another system on the side for real production, or has to be able to afford not to be productive when a problem arises, and it will arise, maybe not often in the form of a cataclysm but often enough in the form of something that needs attention and time and research now!
If you think that turning your computer on tomorrow and finding that -from the top of my mind- vlc has stopped functioning, and you can live with it and devote time to research what caused the problem, then maybe yes, you are fine running testing/unstable.
If finding yourself with docky suddenly being removed overnight for a bug or a simple policy violation, a removal that may last a day or two or maybe ten or even weeks or months, then yes, you are gonna be fine with testing or unstable.
If you are fine with daily updates/upgrades, with reading all bug reports that come with them in order to avoid the biggest traps, with devoting occasional workdays to -say- restoring your ability to connect to a wi-fi network, then yeah, testing/unstable is gonna be A-OK.
milomak wrote:rant away if that helps you.
mor wrote:milomak wrote:rant away if that helps you.
You bumped an eight months old thread, not me.
milomak wrote:i think it is you who highlighted it in a recent thread
as long as you have apt-listbugs installed, you should never really lose any time due to system upgrades. because as it turns out, you don't have to upgrade every day.
dasein wrote:However, I'd like to suggest that you are asking the wrong question. The question is not "how stable is testing today?" or "is testing 'stable enough'?"
The question is: can you live with the breakage that will inevitably happen? (simply by virtue of the fact Testing is, well, for testing, not for production use.)
mor wrote:To ask if testing or unstable are "stable enough" is to completely miss the point of what stable means for debian.
sunrat wrote:You can run Steam using Ghost57 Installer for Wheezy. It's been mentioned plenty of times in the forum already. Wheezy Nvidia driver should work fine with it.
confuseling wrote:Dual booting is always an option...
You can create a partition to use for data, mount it in fstab, then symlink all your users' data directories (Documents, Downloads etc.) to directories on it, so both installs share data.
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