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Debian 6.0 Released!!!!! woot woot!!!

Post  kaddy on Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:00 am

Finalllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Debian 6.0 has made it's way....... yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Installed it to the Metal, runs perfect.... Pretty impressed actually... i've never run Debian stable before....
I've tried to crash some applications that I can easily crash on ubuntu distro's and I havn't succeeded yet....
Even with the same versions..... Debian devs must do a great job patching the fark out of packages before they hit the stable repos. This is great!
I don't mind Older software if it is 10x Stable and patched. Alot of it isn't that much older.... I can live with this

Debian Stable stays on this hard drive alongside my beloved Arch Wink 1 crazy bleeding edge Distro and 1 Stable as a Rock Solid Distro. I'm happy Smile
woot woot


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Post  eldersnake on Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:48 pm

Sweet.

As a FreeBSD user I am very intrigued by this Debian/kFreeBSD thing 0_o

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Post  waynefoutz on Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:56 pm

I'm thinking of putting it or 5.0 Lenny back on this laptop of mine. I went back to Ubuntu a few months back after running Lenny for a year because I was intrigued by Ubuntu's indicator applet and Ubuntu Software Center, the latter of which I almost never use, it seems much easier to find what I'm looking for in synaptic. Debian is far superior in my opinion, but it's not for someone who doesn't have a background in Ubuntu, since it doesn't hold your hand the way Ubuntu does, especially when it comes to installing drivers. I still have my old Debian xorg.conf on my backup drive in case I ever want to go back.

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Post  eldersnake on Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:14 am

Bah, I'd probably rather just stick to pure FreeBSD and pure Debian.. Sad

the Debian/kFreeBSD features the the BSD kernel, for sure, but it really is just the kernel with the typical Debian user land built around it, as far as I can see from limited testing it has none of the BSD style init/config system (unless it's hidden) which even Arch has, i.e no rc.conf, loader.conf etc for easy editing. The base Gnome uses about the same as any Linux Gnome installation, whilst my FreeBSD was far less (not that it's a huge deal when we're talking gb's of RAM to spare)
There's not even "ifconfig" D:
I guess for people who want a Debian system and want FreeBSD features like jails etc could make great use of it, but for me I'm not sure what the advantage would be (yet).

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Post  Swathe on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:16 pm

I made the switch on the desktop to Debian 6 on the day of release and couldn't be happier with it Very Happy

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Post  waynefoutz on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:03 pm

With 6.0, I'm concerned about the open source ATI drivers. My gpu doesn't work well with the out of the box drivers Ubuntu installs, I have to add the xorg-edgers PPA in order to get it working. With Lenny, I could just install the Catalyst driver and be done with it, not so with Squeeze, since the last version of Catalyst for my GPU doesn't work with the newer Xorg. I'm not sure if you can use an Ubuntu specific PPA, and if I can't, how I would get them updated.

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Post  eldersnake on Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:40 pm

Anyone else using Debian Squeeze out of curiosity?

I've never really used pure Debian before, but finally took the plunged and installed it as my secondary distro on my hardware, with the idea of it being the "production" OS. Slackware was performing that role yet even Slackware had some problems with FFmpeg and various screencast tools and video editors which I've had trouble with on a lot of fairly "modern" distros.

Debian, as I partially suspected, has been rock solid and all those programs that I've had trouble with are fine, albeit older versions. Call me nuts but I did install Pulseaudio, but it gives me the whole mixing thing and is working fine, so meh.

It's also the only distro I've used in recent times where Compiz works nice and smooth (and stable!) on proprietary NVIDIA drivers. I think what I really like about it is the fact that using it... to me anyway... feels like the "glory" days of Ubuntu. i.e 8.10 when most things worked, Gnome 2 wasn't too bloated and Compiz was flawless Wink I've never been able to recapture that experience since but this feels pretty much like it could be it.

Short of something show stopping rearing it's ugly head, this should make a nice counterpart to Arch.

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