It can't go wrong when an article startw with: “Some people like to work in Linux distributions that are at the cutting edge of technology. Other prefers stability at any cost. I want both, and Debian Testing, codenamed Etch, gives me that.”
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Debian is the most truly community-driven distribution, proud of its GNU name. It supports lots of platforms, and its software quality assurance is excellent. Security flaws are fixed in the Etch repositories quickly. With mirrors all around the world, installation of new packages is quick. Even if any single Linux company disappears, Debian will remain intact — as my desktop OS.