[Wolves] Advice on Debian...
kevanf1 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 14:00:42 BST 2004
Can't comment on the other bits as I'm just not that experienced yet.
However, I can comment on the updates bit. I've just recently put
SuSE 9.1 Pro onto one of my drives. It needed a lot of updates
installing and I'm on good old 56k dial-up. I just did them a bit at a
time. Youare probably like me and don't need every update that is
available anyway. For me it was stuff like the samba server software.
I don't use it so I haven't updated it.
On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 12:23:57 +0100, Jono Bacon <jono at jonobacon.org> wrote:
> Schwuk wrote:
> >Although I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Fedora man, I'm considering moving
> >towards Debian because:
> >1) Ubuntu looks *very* interesting
> >2) I'm not entirely happy with the way Fedora/RH do some things
> >3) I may be getting some non-x86 machines to play with
> >Reason 4) would be "I'm bored" :)
> >Don't get me wrong - Fedora is very good, but it has heavy commercial
> >ties and that just doesn't sit right with me anymore. There's no way I
> >could use Fedora or even RHEL at my day job because they are backing
> >SUSE and Debian and I don't want to pay for SUSE so it's time for a
> >But before I can make the move, my questions are:
> >1) Which should I be using? Stable, Testing, or Unstable? I'm planning
> >on running both desktops and servers (although the desktops will
> >probably be Ubuntu).
> Ubuntu on the desktop, stable Debian on servers.
> >2) Is Debian practical on dial-up (albeit ISDN)? My last attempt at
> >installing it was thwarted by the amount of updates I needed to
> It takes a while to update, but you can update whenever you want and be
> current, this can be once a day or once a year.
> >3) If I choose Stable for my servers, how do I stand for running
> >more-up-date software - e.g. Apache 2.0
> You can get backports at apt-get.org.
> >4) How different is it?
> Not that much, but it is a shitload better, particularly Ubuntu. :)
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