Long time AV Linux user, long time lurker on these forums, first time posting. Everything works so reading through the forums has been purely for gathering information.
Just felt I should back up GMaq regarding AV Linux still being on a Debian 6 base. I'm sure it wasn't meant as such but expecting AV Linux to switch to Wheezy so shortly after it's release is not very realistic. Sure it'd be nice but as GMaq said, and I agree with him, a working system is more important.
I used to be a distro hopper and was always looking for the latest and greatest with a stable base ie. trying newer distros for newer software but being frustrated with stability and performance. I love Linux but I'm a user and while I can and have complied software, I don't know enough to fix things when I break them. AV Linux solves all of these problems for me, up to date software and a very stable base. GMaq puts a lot of time into making this happen for us all.
It would be nice to see AV Linux move onto Wheezy but we all should be grateful to GMaq for even bringing out another release as 6.0 was supposed to be the last one (thanks again).
I really enjoy using Linux, even more so now with how things are going in the greater operating system ecosystem. Let's face it, LXDE isn't gaining new features like other desktop enviroments are. It's simple, does it's job well and is particularly suited to it's purpose, especially on AV Linux. We already have the latest and greatest software. I can't see any major benefits of jumping to Wheezy that can't wait. Also, as has just been confirmed, we will have a pretty new kernel in 6.0.1
I'm very happy with 6.0. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Until AV Linux, I hadn't been able to get a system running with the latest of the software that I needed with great performance and impressively low latency. As a Linux user, the novelty has worn off of having a new system every 6 months only to be frustrated. I want to get down to work. I think the most important thing to get out of GMaq's last post is that reliablity is the most important thing and he takes it very seriously. For the type of work that AV Linux is built for, that's what I want and care about more than jumping onto the next release for the sake of it. He takes a lot of time to make sure things work and that's why I use AV Linux, not because it's on the latest base. Also Debian 6 is supported for awhile yet