I come from PCLinuxOS where the policy is "install software only from PCLinuxOS repos" which makes sure that the system is always stable.
What is the accepted practice with Mint? I've seen posts here advising to add this or that repo in order to get extra packages; is it safe to do so? Or, what are "safe" and "unsafe" repos?
In particular, I'm asking about upgrading to OpenOffice to 3.1; should I go ahead and add the OpenOffice Launchpad repos or is 3.1 going to make it, eventually, to the "official" Mint repo when it is judged "safer"?
Thanks for the advice.