Debian Jessie will be frozen at the end of this year. Perfect at the earliest time we can count on the Pyra!Even if a new Debian version is released ~2 years later, Jessie will still get updates, which means no unexpected changes for at least (!) the next 4 years, too, starting with 2015.At least with the upcoming LTS version of ubuntu, you'll know there won't be any unexpected changes for the next 5 years.
(In case updates do cause more problems than expected)
What he says. Exactly.I'd also have to say I think we should go with Debian. I've been running Ubuntu for a few years now, long enough to see features I like disappear, each upgrade with Canonical calling it a UI improvement. It's completely put me off installing any new versions of Ubuntu.
From what I read, unstable seems better than testing to me: http://www.debian.or...hoosing.en.html
3.1.5 Could you tell me whether to install testing or unstable?
This is a rather subjective issue. There is no perfect answer but only a "wise guess" could be made while deciding between unstable and testing. My personal order of preference is Stable, Unstable and Testing. The issue is like this:
- Stable is rock solid. It does not break.
- Testing breaks less often than Unstable. But when it breaks, it takes a long time for things to get rectified. Sometimes this could be days and it could be months at times.
- Unstable changes a lot, and it can break at any point. However, fixes get rectified in many occasions in a couple of days and it always has the latest releases of software packaged for Debian.
Well that's because there was a lot of work done to get Angstrom working properly. Download a raw version of Angstrom and see how well it works.