[xubuntu-users] 2014 Rolling release?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Jan 29 21:13:42 UTC 2013

On Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:00:59 +0100, James Freer <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com>  

> On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Ralf Mardorf
> <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2013-01-29 at 11:31 +0000, James Freer wrote:
>>> Seems Centos is only stable for their own repo which is for servers
>> I never used it, quiet possible that you're right, since it's based on
>> RHEL. I suspect that Fedora is the averaged desktop distro, the
>> competitor for Ubuntu, that has to do with Red Hat. Fedora for sure is
>> more used by developers and known universities, than Ubuntu is. There
>> might be a reason for this ;).
> Ralf
>> I don't like package management based on RPM, even DEB IMO isn't the
>> best package management. The best for my taste is pacman. But this is
>> only my taste and for sure unimportant for users who never will build a
>> package.
> I'm just looking at the KISS distros, Slackware, Arch etc. Currently
> running SalineOS on my spare machine. I'm just trying to assess the
> different package management system.... seems really good and the
> distros seem stable.
> james

Hi James,

I don't know the current state of Arch. I temporarily dropped it, when  
they switched from init to systemd. I prefer Ubuntu Studio LTS with Xfce  
at the moment. I never heard anything bad about pacman. I like pacman very  
much. Arch at least was stable, before they switched to systemd. I'm  
subscribed to the list, but ignore most emails, however, it seems to be  
that Arch is stable again.

I'll stay with Ubuntu LTS, always will take a look at non-LTS and I plan  
to install Debian and Arch again. I usually maintain two different Linux  
installs on my machine, but I have more installed, just to take a look at  
them. IMO it's impossible to maintain more than two or three installs. But  
I always will have two installs that fit to my needs.


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