I just bought Debian woody’s CDs from gudanglinux.com, and then I noticed that Debian sarge has been supported by Debian’s security team since 3rd of May 2005. Doh 🙂 if I knew that, I’ll buy Sarge CDs instead.
But anyway, personally I feel confident enough to use Debian sarge to run servers, now that it’s supported by the security team and has been frozen / prepared to become the next stable version of Debian.
Some people complained about the long release cycle of Debian. Well, if you run servers, the last thing you want is to stop your server and upgrade it every few months. So I’m perfectly happy with that (of course for desktop I prefer others; like FC3, Ubuntu, etc).
But, now I wrote it, I remember that with OpenBSD, you can (quite) easily upgrade your server to the next stable version. Probably you can do that too with Debian – that would be great. I’ll look around for the instruction.