Download of the day: Debian 4.0 stable (Etch)

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The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch.

We run large number of servers using Debian to cut RHEL cost. This is very good news for us as latest Dell server hardware is fully supported with Debian 4.0 stable.

Download links

=> Debian CD/DVD

=> Debian Torrent AMD 64

=> Debian Torrent i386

How do I upgrade sarge (3.1) to etch (4.0)?

Use aptitude package management tool
# aptitude upgrade
# aptitude install initrd-tools
# aptitude install linux-image-2.6-version
# ....

Or use apt-get command. You need to update /etc/apt/sources.list file to point to new etch release and run following two commands:
# vi /etc/apt/sources.list
# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade
# ....

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

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6 comment

  1. I like Ubuntu (no I’m not trolling here) because of fast release cycle. Truest me a stable release every 6-12 months is a requirement for me.

  2. Well, I will give it a try, definitely. One reservation I have is that Debian is too much (for me) on a FSF and RMS’ side, which isn’t good for real life use. One can fiddle with vi and gcc in any of Linux – BSD OSes, even using discontinued ones. But I expect that Skype won’t work, because Debian will pick up switched off in BIOS Via sound chip and will play sound through SoundBlaster, but will insist on a Mic1 being on Via. And all this nightmare with 800×600 fb, despite having GeForce in PCI slot! So i will be making mondoarchive of my Mandriva One (KDE), even if this will make me the Infidel some more. There is no such thing as a free beer, you just cannot see clearly who’s gain in this all.

  3. im giving it a go as most other distros dont like my laptop and I love apt-get.

    so far all rpm based distros – suse, pclinux, the much lawded by i think flawed fedora 6,7,8 & 9 fail to see my network & ethernet. ubuntu still works the best but the latest version is very buggy………..the search continues awaiting the lastest sabayon as is also a fantasic desktop

    bout to run the new mandriva

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