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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!

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software

Emulation or WINE

Fedora: The Latest

  • New "remi-php71" repository
  • PHP on the road to the 7.1.0 release
  • First round of Fedora 24 Updated Lives now available. (torrents expected later this week)
    As noted by my colleague on his blog the first round of F24 Updated Lives are now available and carry the date 20160720, Also as mentioned last week on his blog F23 Respins are not going to be actively made, however we and the rest of the volunteer team will field off-off requests as time and resources permit. We are considering a new/second tracker for the Updated Spins but as of today there are only .ISO files available at https://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins [shortlink] F24 Live-Respins . The F24 respins carry the 4.6.4-200 Kernel and roughly ~500M of updates since the Gold ISOs were released just 5 weeks ago. (some ISOs have more updates, some less)

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Snappy Packaging Happenings In The Fedora, Arch Space
    This week Canonical hosted a Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, Germany where they worked to further their new package management solution originally spearheaded for Ubuntu Touch. This wasn't an Ubuntu-only event, but Canonical did invite other distribution stakeholders. Coming out of this week's event were at least positive moments to share for both Arch and Fedora developers. The Arch snaps package guy made progress on snap confinement on Arch. Currently when using Snaps on Arch, there isn't any confinement support, which defeats some of the purpose. There isn't any confinement support since it relies upon some functionality in the Ubuntu-patched AppArmor with that code not yet being mainlined. Arch's Timothy Redaelli has got those AppArmor patches now running via some AUR packages. Thus it's possible to get snap confinement working on Arch, but it's not yet too pleasant of an experience.
  • PhantomJS 2.1.1 in Ubuntu different from upstream
    At the moment of this writing Vitaly's qtwebkit fork is 28 commits ahead and 39 commits behind qt:dev. I'm surprised Ubuntu's PhantomJS even works.
  • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released
    Ubuntu 16.04 is a LTS version of Ubuntu.Now Ubuntu team has announced the release of it's first point release,Ubuntu 16.04.1.This first point release includes many updates containing bug fixes and fixing security issues as well and as always what most of users want from a distribution and most of distributions tries to perform,Stability.This release is also well focoused on stabilty as Ubuntu 16.04.