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Debian and CentOS have different problems attached to them.
(But I think Debian is rapidly becoming the last really stable _and_ useful Linux desktop distro.)
Packard on the state of Linux graphics
Posted Apr 27, 2009 1:58 UTC (Mon) by dag- (subscriber, #30207)
On the other hand, Debian Stable only gets security updates until one year after the next Debian Stable. Which effectively means you have to upgrade in that one year. Which is vastly different than with CentOS, where you know in advance you can run it with security updates up to 7 years after General Availability. For CentOS-5 that means until 2014 ! For Debian Stable it is hard to tell, you only know it exactly one year in advance :-D
It could be in 18 months, if Debian is able to follow a strict release schedule. Or it could be in another 3 or 4 years ? In both cases it is worse than what CentOS offers, even if that means that you get something older than Debian Stable at *this* moment in time.
Posted Apr 27, 2009 2:11 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Apr 27, 2009 2:29 UTC (Mon) by dag- (subscriber, #30207)
I said that you won't get any security updates one year after the next Debian Stable release. So you are forced to upgrade to the newer Debian Stable in that one year, and you do not know in advance when that is going to be.
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