One of the nice things about open source is immediate availability. Let me give you an example? Reading the latest from Debian?s release team, it seems pretty clear that Debian Sarge (the next version of Debian, currently the “testing” distribution) won?t be officially released until sometime in 2005, if then. Not that the official release date really means anything, since Sarge is already widely in use ? perhaps moreso than Debian Woody, the current “stable” release that was officially released in July, 2002.