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I love the philosophy of Mint...

Post by Chronigan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:21 pm

The way they are trying to put together a stable, integrated and complete OS. The only thing is I really need to use more up to date packages than those that are available for Mint. Does anyone have a suggestion for another distro of linux that has the same philosophy but that is more up to date in repositories and package compatibility?

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Re: I love the philosophy of Mint...

Post by BigEasy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:32 am

It is incompatible things - modern packages and LTS. LTS contains packages of stable major versions. Stable at the moment of LTS release.
Then updated only minor versions + security fixes. Exceptions is internet browsers - they updated always. No other Linux LTS have different philosophy.

Another philosophy is called "rolling release". In that case the update is constantly. Every day. No release numbers, no release aliases, release has no end of life... Every day you have the most modern system under the same name. For example, such system is PCLinuxOS. Using rolling relese be ready for the situation when yesterday everything was worked, but today everything does not work.
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Post by jimallyn » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:07 am

Chronigan wrote:The only thing is I really need to use more up to date packages than those that are available for Mint.
For some packages there are PPAs. I usually just Google search for '<package_name> ppa.' Mint 18.3 will also handle flatpaks.
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Re: I love the philosophy of Mint...

Post by Portreve » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:32 pm

Well, honestly, I've really come to like Solus a lot. Budgie is noticeably less resource-hogging than Cinnamon.
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Post by Rocky Bennett » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:45 pm

I use a rolling release as my daily driver, openSUSE Tumbleweed. It has treated me very well with zero downtime.

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Re: I love the philosophy of Mint...

Post by Pjotr » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:55 pm

Mint 18.3 has Flatpak.....
https://flatpak.org/#features
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Re: I love the philosophy of Mint...

Post by Rocky Bennett » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:58 am

Chronigan wrote:The way they are trying to put together a stable, integrated and complete OS. The only thing is I really need to use more up to date packages than those that are available for Mint. Does anyone have a suggestion for another distro of linux that has the same philosophy but that is more up to date in repositories and package compatibility?

Did you get a chance to try out some of the suggestions? Like I said, try a rolling release, you just might like it.

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