Debian is the mother of all Linux distributions. Well, the mother of all Debian-based distributions (of which there are countless). One of the main reasons so many flavors of Linux are based on Debian is because it is one of the single most stable operating systems on the planet. You would be hard-pressed to find a more rock-solid platform. End of discussion on that.
That incredible stability comes with a price. Said price is that you won't find anything bleeding edge in Debian. Debian's first and foremost directive is stability. To that end, packages (even in newer releases) often seem like they are out of date. And because Debian releases are so infrequent, this can feel a bit exacerbated by time.
And, to be honest, that's really a good thing.
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Having a stable operating system, with ...
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