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LMDE updates

Postby denvermint on Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:18 pm

Greetings,

This is my first post, after having installed LMDE three days ago.

I am curious about the updates I get on LMDE vs. the updates I might get with the regular linux mint.

question 1: Should I expect to get more frequent and/or larger updates with LMDE?

question 2: I know LMDE is based on the Debian Squeeze (test), but how much chance is there that an update will make my installation unusable?

Thanks
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Re: LMDE updates

Postby vrkalak on Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:36 pm

Debian and Debian Squeeze (stable) are well know for being 'rock solid' stable --- always!!

If you are using LMDE with the Debian 6.0 Squeeze repros and not 'testing' ... you will never break your system with updates.

In Ubuntu the recommend way is to do a 'fresh install' for a new release
When using Debian a 'fresh install' is not recommended ... with Debian the recommended way is to update.

I don't know that you would get any more updates with Debian than with Ubuntu . . . the amount of updates is probably less.
Fewer updates and more stable updates . . . works for me.
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