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On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 10:23:15PM -0800, Bob Scofield wrote:
> I'm doing some thinking and planning for my upcoming Debian install, and came 
> across this from the Debian website: 
> 
>  "The installer will set up /etc/apt/sources.list for the installed system 
> using the codename (etch) rather than the suite (testing) of the release 
> being installed."
> 
> Doesn't this take the fun out of Debian?  If I understand things correctly, 
> this will get the user into a system that will someday be "frozen"; Debian 
> stable.  Why would a desktop user ever want to run stable?

Debian is an extremely popular choice for a server OS, much more so than as
a desktop, I'd say.  And above all else, server admins want stable,
predictable behavior.  If you have servers that have run fine for years and
continue to do their job, there's not a lot of incentive to upgrade them.

-troy
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