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

From: Roy Lemmon <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 12:15:29 +0000


I am very happy using Arch. It is a rolling release but I have found it
very stable if you update often and take care of the AUR packages.


0n 05/11, Nick wrote:
>Hi folks,
>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.
>Any suggestions / thoughts?

Roy Lemmon
Nuclear Physics Group
STFC Daresbury Laboratory
Received on Wed May 11 2016 - 14:15:29 CEST

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