Michael Monnerie put forth on 9/14/2010 9:03 AM:
> I'm currently on 11.2, and must say it's the best I ever worked with.
> Especially upgrading is so fast, smooth and easy now (in-place upgrade)
> that it really makes fun. Didn't have time to upgrade to 11.3, I just
> did a fresh install of it once and it looked even better (desktop
> version on a notebook).
I've been using Debian for headless servers for many years.
Distribution upgrades via apt-get or aptitude have been smooth and easy
for many years. I have one server that's been in-place upgraded from
Woody through Lenny with only minor dependency issues--that's 4
distribution upgrades over 5 years--Woody, Sarge, Etch, Lenny.
Then again, I don't use Debian kernels, so my kernels were never
upgraded during the dist upgrade. This may have prevented some
headaches. I roll my own kernels from kernel.org source and tend to
keep fairly current. So, when I do a dist upgrade my current kernel is
usually newer than what the dist upgrade provides. The fact I leave out
features I don't need may play a role in preventing problems as well.