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by xenobrain
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Debian?
Replies: 9
Views: 3490

Re: Mint Debian?

1) a rolling release cycle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release) so software is always pretty close to the latest release without adding ppa's or installing external deb files 2) a much more stable base to work from and not having to explain/apologise for Ubuntu regressions Well, I wouldn'...
by xenobrain
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why is Linux a bit slower than windows
Replies: 126
Views: 17368

Re: Why is Linux a bit slower than windows

Well, Linux isn't slower than Windows. It only seems like it. Many benchmarks show processing and IO throughput is similar or better. So why does it feel more sluggish? Windows has a few tricks that makes it more responsive for desktop use. The first is that that by default the interface runs at a h...
by xenobrain
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Arch's programs stability
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: Arch's programs stability

This page offers a rough equivalent to that and other apt commands. However, in terms of fixing Arch, for me the easiest way usually involves the Arch Rollback Machine , then checking the updates advisories to find out if there are any special actions I need to take to enable an upgrade. This somet...
by xenobrain
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Drawbacks of a Rolling Release?
Replies: 68
Views: 9076

Re: Drawbacks of a Rolling Release?

I've been running Arch Linux on my home desktop for six years. Only twice in those years have I had a major issue with an update. The first was an unbootable kernel and the second a KDE that crashed every login. Both were fixable by me, and both had advisories on the homepage and newsfeed (<sarcasm>...

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