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#1 hb860

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:49 AM

Finally Debian 7 is released.

 

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Key features:

  • multiarch
  • support for Intel IA-32/x86 (i386), 64-bit PC / Intel EM64T / x86-64 (amd64), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc), Sun/Oracle SPARC (sparc), MIPS (mips ? mipsel), Intel Itanium (ia64), IBM S/390 (s390, s390x), ARM (armel, armhf).
  • full LSB 4.1
  • 37493 binary packages and 17500 source packages
  • EXT4 is FS offered by default
  • UEFI support (note that Secure Boot is NOT SUPPORTED yet)
  • optional systemd support
  • improved boot time (by enabled insserv)
  • optimized compiler flags to prevent the memory overflow attacks
  • GNOME 3.4, KDE 4.8.4, Xfce 4.8, LXDE with updated PCManFM,LXPanel and LXMusic
  • X.Org 7.7, linux kernel 3.2 with backports from 3.4
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4, Calligra 2.4, Iceweasel 10, Icedove 10, Pidgin 2.10.6, GIMP 2.8.2
  • LOTS of improvements in installer.

 

 

I upgraded all my PCs and I can say that it is not worse that previous one. I :wub: Debian.

 

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#2 Villain

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

Nice, but never cared for Debian.  It never has up-to-date, and never bleeding edge softwares.

Example: KDE for Debian is 4.8, but KDE is up to 4.10 SC.  Not that huge of a difference, but if you have gotten used to a new feature set, going to Debian is not  a good idea.



#3 R@6271M3

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

I'm new to Linux so can you please tell me why do you :wub: Debian? How it is better than Ubuntu?



#4 Villain

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

I'm new to Linux so can you please tell me why do you :wub: Debian? How it is better than Ubuntu?

It is pretty much the "Stable" version of all .deb packages.  Ubuntu is biased on Debian (Hence the .deb packages...).  Ubuntu tends ot use cutting-edge and bleeding-edge apps, drivers, file systems, etc... Debian does not.  As I said, it tends to be a few version behind the normal Linux world, but that is because it is stable.  Crashes almost never happen, at all.



#5 yanike

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:50 PM

...it tends to be a few version behind the normal Linux world, but that is because it is stable.  Crashes almost never happen, at all.

 

Exactly.



#6 hb860

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:54 PM

I have nothing to add to Villain's post.

100% correct.

I love Debian because it is really stable. I never had issues and I can live with outdated stuff.



#7 Villain

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

I use Chakra Linux... And it is stable.. but I am debating going to Debian myself.  Chakra tens to mix up my never-used HDMI sound on my laptop with my Always used audio jack... (or is it KDE doing that?).  Anyway, going to D/L Debian and give it a try.



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