Debian runs a whole world
Don't get caught on that title. Debian does in a sense run a whole world, but not the one we are in right now. It runs servers behind Second Life which is infact a whole virtual world where real people create stuff, meet other people and even buy real estate in real dollars (yes, I'm not kidding).
At least that's what I heard in the last LUGRadio show where they featured a talk with a guy from Linden Labs, a company that created second life (that virtual world).
They have promised a free (as in freedom, yes) GNU/Linux client to the second life and from what was said it seems they're pretty open toward making the whole thing completely Free Software and open standards.
Anyway, I'm now curious, is it really that debian can be considered the most stable server operating system on the planet since its been chosen for projects even so critical and stressing as the second life? Does a distro really have to be that old to be stable, since debian indeed is almost always far behind in software dates in its stable version? Probably second best in that, slackware, is also a bit behind in that sense, but as a "second best" (if that's true) it is still much more recent than debian.
So it seems like, the older, the more stable because it is apparently better tested. But can that be considered a definitive rule?