Fred wrote:I am sure it is just me, but I just never could get warmed up to an RPM based distro. When Linux Mandrake first came out I tried really hard to like it, but it just didn't happen. I ended back with Gentoo. Gentoo is anything you want it to be, but it is quite time consuming to keep up to date, if that is your desire. I just don't have the time or inclination to fool with it anymore.
I think the Debian based distros are the way forward, especially for desktops, as long as Debian can stay strong technically. Ubuntu's development efforts are a disaster in many respects. If they couldn't fall back and lean on Debian they would crash and burn over night.
viking777 wrote:Also updates are not that frequent, and manual only via synaptic. They claim it enhances stability, which is probably correct to some extent, but Mint seems to manage pretty well with both updates and stability. They also seem to frown upon third party software and repos. There only seems to be one repo that I can find.
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