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An "enum" for Python 3
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
A constantly usable testing distribution for Debian
Posted Sep 22, 2010 21:24 UTC (Wed) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Posted Sep 22, 2010 21:41 UTC (Wed) by paravoid (subscriber, #32869)
Posted Sep 22, 2010 21:46 UTC (Wed) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
they don't always stick to only the versions of the packages supplied by Debian though.
I run debian on a few hundred systems, but there are a half dozen or so packages that I consider critical and run more up-to-date versions of (the kernel being one of them)
Posted Sep 22, 2010 22:31 UTC (Wed) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
If not, who would run Redhat?
Posted Sep 23, 2010 12:37 UTC (Thu) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
Posted Sep 22, 2010 22:54 UTC (Wed) by copsewood (subscriber, #199)
Posted Sep 23, 2010 9:45 UTC (Thu) by algernon (subscriber, #11573)
Posted Sep 23, 2010 13:34 UTC (Thu) by Seegras (subscriber, #20463)
Otherwise, on my workstation and notebook, I use "unstable".
Posted Sep 24, 2010 18:04 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
A lot of people also want their desktop and notebook to work without fussing over them every day, so run Debian stable there too. I do. Once, I found I wanted some features that were too new to be in Stable, but I decided to wait a year rather than risk a maintenance headache.
Rackspace rents virtual machines running any of about a dozen Linux OSes. Stable is the only Debian option it offers.
Posted Sep 23, 2010 21:21 UTC (Thu) by oak (subscriber, #2786)
On my home laptop I run Debian old-stable as the newer SW in Debian stable was memory usage wise too bloated for it.
 Note: its PCMCIA network card broke before Lenny became stable, so I don't worry about remote exploits and as I don't have any valuable data on it, I've pasted the password on its cover. I use it fairly rarely, mainly to do some C/Python coding & TeX writing when not at home. If somebody steals it, they are going to be responsible for recycling it. :-)
Posted Oct 6, 2010 0:55 UTC (Wed) by arpadapo (guest, #70478)
I have two computers, one is a desktop with Lenny (stable) and the other is a laptop with Squeeze (testing). However, there are several virtual machines on both, so I can actually use something newer whenever I want. Or when I have to care about security more than usual. (Good example is web browsing sometimes from Sid in VirtualBox, using the latest version of Firefox plus the necessary addons.)
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