[sclug] Spring cleaning

Chris Aitken chris at ion-dreams.com
Wed Apr 14 14:18:05 UTC 2004

> >Well debian are currently offering (in various states):
> >
> >Debian GNU/Linux
> >Debian GNU/Hurd - essentially Mach
> >Debian GNU/NetBSD
> >Debian GNU/FreeBSD
> >
> >So whatever kernel/base you choose, you still get the best of the debian
> >world!
> >
> >http://www.debian.org/ports/
> >
> >ATEOTD, any *BSD or Linux distro will do what you want. I think
> you may get
> >alot more backup with Debian here, mainly because of the amount of users
> >here. I'm biased towards debian, but have never used a *BSD. I
> have however
> >used alot of linux distros. For a mjor security issue, debian
> often patches
> >within half a day. a couple of days if it is a very minor one.
> >
> >HTH
> >
> >Chris
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Very true, just been reading up on it all, I am very tempted to play
> with Debian/Hurd and Debian/NetBSD, methinks a VMWare session is in
> progress this weekend! But I methinks that debian is looking more
> attractive, I just need something that is stable, secure and moderatly
> up to date, I kinda left debian because of this, but since this is not a
> desktop machine, I think debian is the most likely candidate to find a
> home in my network ;)

Don't forget that you can have a 'testing' version of debian on your server
(if you want a PPTP vpn you'll need the testing version of pppd). It is soon
to be made the stable version.

Or you can use backports.


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