Goodbye etch, hello lenny

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The long-anticipated Debian 4.0 may only just have made its debut this week, but it's never too soon for the developer community to be making plans for its successor.

As is usual with new Debian releases, lenny will be built on an exact replica of its predecessor, etch. Already, updates have been made to just under 2000 packages, which constitutes about 10 percent of the distribution, but with the next release estimated to be more than a year away, Towns speculates that lenny's most interesting features are likely to not have even been thought of yet.

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