In stark contrast to the typical fanfare associated with Ubuntu releases, Debian 6.0 or “Squeeze” was released a couple of days ago quietly.

Debian 6.0 Squeeze released

I have been using Squeeze for the past 8 months, when it was still in the unstable branch, and before the final code freeze some time in October 2010. I must say, apart from some issues for using an existing RAID-1 array during installation and lack of video driver acceleration for my card, Squeeze has been pretty stable and fast even at that stage. While there is justification for the universal criticism of slow release cycles (and not to mention the older software versions once released), there is a lot to be said for the stability of a Debian system.