Difference between Debian and other flavours of Linux

Michael H. Warfield mhw at WittsEnd.com
Thu Apr 20 19:15:42 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 11:18 -0700, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> sujit sugathan wrote:
> > Can someone explain the difference between Debian Linux and other 
> > flavours of Linux.Why is Debian considered to be more stable.
> Debian's release cycle has been extremely long.  As a result, their 
> packages are well tested.  They also backport security fixes, so as a 
> whole, the Debian platform changes infrequently.  It's a trade-off, 
> forsaking the latest tech for older stuff that's known to be reliable.

	Standing joke is that Debian will never cut a release until a
sufficient number of packages in the release are sufficiently out of

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