Re: out-dated linux
- From: Walter Mautner <newswood.20.eatallspam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 12:03:28 +0100
Carit Benike wrote:
hey everybody,Linux will not become unstable from lack of updates. It will just miss new
At home me & my family are using the SuSE 9.1 distro. Primarily for use as
a desktop-pc, but it is running some servers as well. I have set up YaST
to use various ftp-servers supplying updates (mainly KDE). I just noticed
that SuSE 9.1 is no longer part of the distros listed on the ftp-servers.
My concern is that over time, I will get into trouble with an unstable
features and fail to recognize new devices added, and - when connected to
the internet - it will also miss critical security updates and _may_ become
unstable due to compromising. But then, the "unstable" behavior is just a
Btw., most times linux becomes dodgy and unstable, it is due to detoriating
If I have to reinstall my OS on a yearly basis I might as well switch to
What are my options?
1. MS (I dont think so)
What about service packs for windows? You know, they do change a lot behind
the surface ...
2. Upgrade to SuSE 10.0 (no way, Im not going down that path again)
Why do you fear it? Which bad experiences?
3. you tell me...Usually every half year. You would have to update from 9.1 to 9.2 to 9.3 to
10, and still some things may break on the way. There were changes in
kernel, devfs-udev-hald, and versions of gnome/kde as well.
Would anybody know of a distro that is not restricted toHmmm, it's not that simple. You may try debian, it has a longer release
versions/releases. A distro that you install, and keep up-to-date on a
monthly basis? Or am I just dreaming.
cycle and support for backports of critical security fixes (since it is
commonly used for servers). Start with "unstable" - it is at least as
stable as "current" others and will get you the latest innovations and keep
it when becoming mainstrieam. Should last as long as your computer lives.
Gentoo is another alternative.
But then, all these have a steeper learning curve then continuing with SuSE,
doing a full install but not formatting /home partition, and backup your
server configs beforehand as well as /etc.
vista policy violation: Microsoft optical mouse detected penguin patterns
on mousepad. Partition scan in progress to remove offending
incompatible products. Reactivate MS software.
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