Debian "Etch" goes stable

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of the LSB. (from debian news)
Updates are: openoffice 2.0, Gimp 2.2, iceweasel 2.0 (firefox), php5.
upgrades from sarge to etch can be done by changing your sources.list file and apt-get dist-upgrading.
i wouldn't advise upgrading to lenny yet, It took me 6 installation attempts to get it working and even then it is still full of bugs.