Re: [dev] Linux distros that don't suck too too much

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 13:04:44 +0200

On Wed, 11 May 2016 11:56:41 +0100
Nick <> wrote:

Hey Nick,

> A few nights ago my too-expensive laptop met with too-cheap wine and now
> it is a far-too-expensive brick. As it's therefore time for me to
> install a new OS on a new laptop, I was wondering what people would
> recommend. I've been using Debian Stable for years now, which while it
> sucks does work well enough that I don't have to think about it very
> much, so I can do more interesting things with my time. But particularly
> after reading a few good articles about issues with debian [0] [1] I
> find myself wondering if there's a better option out there. A rolling
> release distribution would be fine with me, but only if it didn't break
> often at all; I enjoyed using Gentoo years ago when I was a student, but
> keeping it working took a lot of time that I do not want to dedicate to
> keeping a working system these days. I'd like to try something like
> morpheus [2], but I suspect that would take quite a lot of time and
> energy to get going and maintain.

first you have to assess if you really need Linux. If not, there's
nothing better to recommend than OpenBSD.
Unfortunately, due to my work, I depend on different Linux things
that are not available on OpenBSD (wine, fuse, LUKS, ...) and
which cannot be replaced efficiently. I'm running Gentoo atm
and once you've got a running system even Gentoo is not too
much of a chore (at least not more than Debian, which sucks ass).

If you depend on Linux-stuff, I'd take a look at Gentoo again.

For rolling releases, you can go with -CURRENT on OpenBSD.



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