The Debian Installer team has just announced that the first Alpha build of the Debian 8 "Jessie" version is now available for download and testing. The Debian developers are taking their time with each new version of Debian and they are known for releasing very stable builds. This can only be done if all the kinks have been ironed out well before any release.
I don't know much about debian and ubuntu. I just want a good system to be very stable and with good features such as gcc4.8 etc. Ubuntu 13.10 is not stable with my testing. And debian 7.4 is seem to be too old about kernel, so it could not use much new features, especially including correct install my ATI HD 6630m driver.
So I want to learn more about debian testing and ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
crunchbawks wrote:Thanks, apparently #! is indeed on the Stable branch. I loaded the live session to find out. For some reason I had the impression it was on Testing. Perhaps not.Would you recommend changing from Stable to Testing?If you have not yet installed #!, there are several other distros that are based on Debian Testing (or sid) that might better fit your needs. Upgrading #!
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Is Debian stable a rolling release?
says that Debian testing is a rolling distro.
Even reading a wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release), I continue to have a not clear idea about Debian testing.
I think it should be a pseudo-rolling release (cyclically rolling), because (but I have never tried it!) it should not be possible to simply upgrade an
I was curious here. I was planning on installing #! to a new laptop, and wanted to use the debian testing distro rather than stable. What is the most efficient way to accomplish this. I read a couple of threads and noticed there was no comprehensive guide in the stickies and no consensus on how to accomplish this. (though I do realize many of you have done so).
I have upgraded from debian stable (crunchbang) to testing recently and I noticed that when I use a terminal window the colors (does not affect white or black texts) are rendered in a different darker way, not bright enough.
Again I'm thinking about ditching Ubuntu for Debian as a base system. Out of experience I thought I'd ask questions before actually doing so :P1. Which branch is best to use? Stable, testing (squeeze?) or unstable (sid?)2.