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Hopper

I like swapping distros every time I do an upgrade. This is so much fun and I get to know many distros. It's like driving different cars or ordering different meals.

Arch is also my choice

- flexibility
- rolling release
- pacman and yaourt (one of the best packaging tools)
- documents (covers almost every area)
- community

Arch for me too

After 1/2 a decade of constantly hopping distro's I have stopped at Arch Linux.

Reasons:-

- Constant upgrades - i.e no versions as such
- Has the latest stable packages - i.e :- KDE 4.3.1 was in arch linux's repos the day it was released, so no waiting for software to be packaged by the maintainers.
- I got fed up with the silliness of Ubuntu's update policy - i.e why is the latest stable version of ubuntu not using Firefox 3.5.x yet by default ??
- Yaourt / abs makes recompiling a package very easy - not as powerful as gentoo but nearly there.
- arch seems faster than any other OS (except gentoo)
- Dependency issues are very rare (usually the solution is to wait an hour or so for the mirror to update)

The best

The best and I mean the very best distribution is the one you like best!

Arch Linux

It's the best!

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