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  • Debian 6.0 Was Just Released!

    Phoronix: Debian 6.0 Was Just Released!

    Here's a pleasant Saturday evening surprise: Debian 6.0 was just released! After being in development for more than two years, the Debian developers have found it's now time to release the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" operating system. Not only is it Debian 6.0 GNU/Linux to play with, but as previously reported, Debian 6.0 GNU/kFreeBSD is official too...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTA4Mg

  • #2
    so anyone know what the next release is called? i'd like to get the repo of that whenever its available - i'm sick of being 2+ versions behind everything. i don't care too much about cutting edge but i don't like being outdated either.

    on the other hand, does anyone know of a debian based distro with more up-to-date packages, other than ubuntu? preferably a rolling release?

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    • #3
      wheezy is the next version

      It's the list of characters in the film Toy Story as they appear in the credits

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      • #4
        At last. After 2 years .
        When you tipe, debian.org, you'll expecting there's news about this release, yes? but.. give it a try .

        Well, I hope they sync it ASAP against www.debian.org.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
          on the other hand, does anyone know of a debian based distro with more up-to-date packages, other than ubuntu? preferably a rolling release?
          sounds like you are asking for aptosid, formerly known as sidux.

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          • #6
            Yep, same as @schmidtbag
            I used Squeeze for like a month - stable indeed - but the software is too old for me to make for a pleasant experience (kernel 2.6.32 ru kidding me? is it a server or what), shotwell old too, wanted to compile a new one from scratch - doesn't cut it for the libs in the system are too old for the latest version of shotwell, etc etc.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cl333r View Post
              Yep, same as @schmidtbag
              I used Squeeze for like a month - stable indeed - but the software is too old for me to make for a pleasant experience (kernel 2.6.32 ru kidding me? is it a server or what), shotwell old too, wanted to compile a new one from scratch - doesn't cut it for the libs in the system are too old for the latest version of shotwell, etc etc.
              Yes, it is a server. Who do you think the primary users of debian are?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by yesterday View Post
                Yes, it is a server. Who do you think the primary users of debian are?
                I thought it's primarily targeted towards desktop users.. well I mean I thought both desktop and server have pretty much equal priorities within Debian..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                  I thought it's primarily targeted towards desktop users.. well I mean I thought both desktop and server have pretty much equal priorities within Debian..
                  IMO stability is important for a desktop as well. Sure, there are a few programs I use newer versions of but it's not that hard adding a PPA, installing a .deb or compiling from source.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                    I thought it's primarily targeted towards desktop users.. well I mean I thought both desktop and server have pretty much equal priorities within Debian..
                    Debian stable sees widespread use as a webserver and a gateway. People who want to use Debian as desktop generally run testing or unstable.

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                    • #11
                      What the hell happened to the debian website? It's so 1990-ish now. It used to look way better. I guess they are just adapting it to it's primary user base. On the plus side it is ultra fast now.

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                      • #12
                        Great news! I hope we will see GTK3 migration speeding up now. There are already quite a few of GNOME 3 packages in experimental (like nautilus, gnome-session, etc.), but several major ones (like gnome-panel) are still missing. Tried playing around with them, but it seems that mixing GNOME 2 and 3 does not work very well.

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                        • #13
                          The SpaceFun theme is the default. Really Debian, why? This is horrible. It was pretty much the worst off all the choices. It boggles my mind that they would use something so amateurish by default without any second thought or user input.

                          That, plus the asinine "if you don't like it, don't use it!" attitude.

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                          • #14
                            The theme is such a personal choice that it's impossible to please everyone unless you choose a bland theme (and then some people will still complain). That's probably why they don't put a lot of effort into theming.

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                            • #15
                              The default theme represents the distribution though - more so if it's also used on the website, like SpaceFun. And it's a crappy representation. Moreover, it's a bad idea to not even try just because something seems hard.

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