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Debian 7: A So-So Distro Not Worth Switching For

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After a hiatus of more than two years, the developers of Debian last month released a major upgrade. That surely came as good news to fans of this granddaddy Linux OS, but the new Debian 7 "Wheezy" may not be worth the wait if you are happily using more popular Linux options.

I feel somewhat like a turncoat for saying that about Debian Linux -- I should be revering its 20-year-long lineage. I do respect what Debian Linux represents. Debian is the foundation for many other more modern Linux distros, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint and so many more.

Nevertheless, it is considerably less appealing as an everyday workhorse operating system. Wheezy is just about as exciting as its name is unattractive. Debian 7 by design is a bulwark of stability. However, it is not a showcase for the latest distro developments. To be kind, this latest Debian Linux release has little or no flash-bang impact under its hood.

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Slandering Debian GNU/Linux

mrpogson.com: It’s disgusting that such stuff gets published on Linuxinsider. Clearly the authour is an ignorant outsider:

“it is not a showcase for the latest distro developments. To be kind, this latest Debian Linux release has little or no flash-bang impact under its hood.”

If he wanted the latest developments he could use the testing or experimental flavours of Debian GNU/Linux. He knows that because he writes later, “You have your Stable Debian, you have your Testing Debian and you have your Unstable Debian.”

so lack of the latest packages is not a fault of Debian GNU/Linux but an abuse of the stable flavour. You don’t criticize the centre of the football team for not being a wide receiver…

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Seldom read a more un/misinformed review.

Seldom read a more un/misinformed review. And he pretends to be using Linux for several years and to have installed Debian before? Installed perhaps, but not run it for any length of time to get knowledgeable about it.
Complaining about the age of a 3.2 kernel that is constantly updated, receiving backported patches for new hardware like Red hat's does, just goes to show his ignorance. And so it goes on. Linux insider? It's one thing to dislike a distro because you want the latest kiddie bling but at least be honest - and get a clue what you're writing about.
A poor show that does not reflect well on the publishing web site for their lack of judgement.

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