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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I’ve been a distrohopper for as long as I can remember. As fun as distrohopping is, it’s not all wine and roses. There’s a dark side to never being able to stay with one distro and that’s what I’ll talk about in this column.
A Never Ending Flow of Distros
If you’ve ever spent any time on DistroWatch then you know that distros are constantly being updated. There’s a constant flow of new and interesting distros, and also updates to existing distros. Distrohoppers can find themselves constantly downloading stuff every time DistroWatch has an update or new distro posted.
If you’re one of the unfortunate people stuck with a download cap (such as Comcast’s 250 GB limit), you can burn through a lot of your allotted bandwidth by downloading some larger distros.