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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2016, 02:49:24 pm »
Personally I see no benefit to a rolling release only problems .. at first it "sounds" like a good idea, but they inevitably go wrong somewhere down the line and more so as time goes by.

I've always liked the idea of a FRESH/CLEAN install every now and then to blow out the cobwebs (think all the little hacks, and dependencies, etc.)

Personally I think ANY desktop OS needs a reinstall at least biannually if not sooner .. a server where you're not making tons of changes not so much, but then an LTS will give you five years anyway.
(not to mention Ubuntu server edition nearly always upgrades cleanly and reliably .. simply because it doesn't have all thre UI stuff to contend with)



This situation is likely to change soon anyway .. snap packages are effectively going to isolate the OS from the apps to the degree where ubuntu will effectively be a rolling release anyway.

Not that I'm a fan of snap and its stupid use of disk space ::)
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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2016, 03:04:17 pm »
you can shorten that list down to 2 distros, 1. mint 2. peppermint...  Sorry guys I just love linux mint cinnamon,however i like peppermint also....
I prefer Cinnamon on Grits myself. ;)

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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2016, 03:09:10 pm »
I'd have Ubuntu-MATE as 1'st & Peppermint OS 7 2'nd.  But then, I always liked the old school Gnome 2 look & feel a tad better than XFCE. :D

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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2016, 03:19:20 pm »
I'm just happy we're now in the big boys playground :)
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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2016, 04:00:35 pm »
you can shorten that list down to 2 distros, 1. mint 2. peppermint...  Sorry guys I just love linux mint cinnamon,however i like peppermint also....
I prefer Cinnamon on Grits myself. ;)

I have Acid Reflux, so I prefer to not have cinnamon at all.  ;)

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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2016, 06:23:04 pm »
Acid reflux sounds like some kind of cool audio editor.
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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2016, 09:56:35 pm »
Acid reflux sounds like some kind of cool audio editor.

No, that's Audacity.  Great program.  Though, Acid Reflux does sound similar to Avidemux, which is a cool video editing program.

Acid Reflux, meanwhile, is nowhere near as fun.  That's where certain things you eat make the acid in your stomach want to come up.  Not a great feeling.

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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2016, 12:44:49 am »

Acid Reflux, meanwhile, is nowhere near as fun.  That's where certain things you eat make the acid in your stomach want to come up.  Not a great feeling.

Rather like the feeling I get when I try and digest anything from the Arch Forum  :P
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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2016, 06:32:48 am »
LOL :))
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Re: The Top 5 Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2016, 09:50:33 am »
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