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Getting started w/ Debian

Matthew Valites wrote:

> Once your system is installed, edit /etc/apt-sources and replace stable
> with testing/unstable (depending on your decision).  Note that the
> security updates don't affect unstable (I'm pretty sure they affect
> testing, but I'm not 100% positive) so you'll have to comment that line
> out.  Run apt-get update, then apt-get dist-upgrade and you should be
> set.

So what exactly are the different branches available? It seems there is 
stable, unstable, and testing/unstable. If so, what's the difference 
between unstable and testing/unstable?

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