GrayWizardLinux wrote:I think that if you are happy with what you have stick with it.
linuxviolin wrote:OK clivesay but you go for 'rolling release'? hmm... with rolling 'things' you never have a stable distro but perpetually in development ('unstable')...
Frugalware Linux is an independently developed general purpose desktop Linux distribution designed for intermediate users. It follows simple Slackware-like design concepts and includes the "pacman" package management utility from Arch Linux.
Frugalware is a general purpose linux distribution, designed for intermediate users (who are not afraid of text mode).
Question: What is "The Frugalware Philosophy" about?
Answer: Briefly: simplicity, multimedia, design. We try to make Frugalware as simple as possible while not forgetting to keep it comfortable for the user. We try to ship fresh and stable software, as close to the original source as possible, because in our opinion most software is the best as is, and doesn't need patching.
Question: What architectures does Frugalware support?
Answer: Currently we support x86 and x86_64 platforms, and inside x86, only i686 (Pentium Pro or higher instruction set) and inside x86_64 only k8 (amd64). If there are any claims, an i386 port will be created, but currently we don't have resources to build and maintain those packages. Outside x86, currently we don't have any non-x86 hardware, but happily accept such patches or any effort to create non-x86 optimized packages. We are also working on a PowerPC port
To advise ... if you are looking for an alternative more comprehensive at Slackware.
BlahBlah_X wrote:I did love pacman (the packaging system) though.
do you think we should keep trying disto after disto?
clivesay wrote:I think it's good to try other distros. Thanks to virtualbox you can do it very easily without going through the cd burning process. I have virtual machines of the last 2 Mint releases that I like to use to get ideas.
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