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A farewell to Debian
I am going to upgrade my PC from Debian Woody to Slackware Linux 10.0. If all goes well, I will be back online in a few days.
After using Debian for over a year, I think that its usage
pattern is just not for me: stable versions with obsolete
software every couple of years, and frequent tracking of development
branches with the need of fixing possibly broken components. Yes, I
have read rave reports stating that
unstable is as solid
as rock. But I prefer spending all my limited time actually
using software rather than fixing problems.
Having only dial-up Internet access doesn't help with Debian, or other distributions, for that matter. That's why I'm also finally going to sign up for ADSL with my ISP.
Now I much prefer Slackware's usage pattern: stable versions with up to date software a couple of times per year, with patches applied when necessary or useful. Slackware 3.x -- if I recall correctly -- was my first Linux distribution in 1996, and I still have fond memories.
By the way, Bill Clementson also gets my vote for overall best Lisp weblogger.
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