Debian Sarge gets an update -- and YES, I DO MEAN SARGE

Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Dec 30, 2007 12:24 PM EDT
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The Debian GNU/Linux distribution is, in my opinion, the crowning achievement of free, open-source software. But figuring out what Debian is all about and what's happening in every inch of the Debian universe is difficult. I've always wondered how long a Debian release will be supported with security updates and bug fixes. I don't know if there's even a set length of time that a Stable version of Debian will be supported. The current Stable edition -- Etch -- received its "stable" designation in April of this year. And Debian has no set release schedule, preferring to go by the "it's ready when it's ready" dictum. I'm more than OK with that. I assumed that once a release is declared stable, the old stable release fades into unsupported oblivion. Not so.

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