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[wlug] [Fwd: End of Life for Red Hat Linux 9]

 
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Greig McGill greig@h...
Sun Apr 4 06:50:25 NZST 2004


I used to agree, but after the couple of weeks I've had trying to get
certain things (maia mailguard, web stuff using PEAR, web stuff using
freetype, etc) I have decided that Debian needs to get with the program a
bit more as far as up-to-date releases are concerned.

A server is only as good as the applications you need to serve, and if they
won't work due to out of date libraries, ancient versions of php, poorly
packaged PEAR, whatever...then it's not a very good server platform.

I was discussing this with Craig at work, and his idea is that perhaps
Debian should stop trying to run on so many platforms, and instead focus on
what Linux was originally intended to be - a Free Unix-alike on x86.  x86 is
what the majority of linux users run after all.  Alternatively, perhaps they
could take a leaf out of the BSDers book, and have platform tiers, with
certain platforms being more up-to-date than others.

Any alternative suggestions for fixing this problem?

G.
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From: "A. Pagaltzis" <pagaltzis@g...>
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Subject: Re: [wlug] [Fwd: End of Life for Red Hat Linux 9]


> * Kyle Carter <kyle@f...> [2004-04-03 15:16]:
> > id love to use debian if it wasnt so last year (if not even
> > older) maybe this is my chance to find something else.
>
> On a server, this matters.. why? The security updates are very
> current, even if the version numbers are not. I wouldn't run
> Debian on a desktop, but for servers it's my #1 choice by far.
>
> -- 
> Regards,
> Aristotle
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