[PLUG] Gentoo / Arch / other : please advise

शंतनू shantanoo at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 07:10:37 PDT 2012


On Jun 2, 2012 6:21 PM, "Mayuresh" <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:
>
> I am looking for a suitable distro for following usage pattern:
>
> 1. Rolling updates with a small base system. (No huge downloads every 6
> months and hours of upgrade and configuration time. This is where I am
> parting ways with Fedora which I trusted and used for many years. What
> triggers a change is a recent upgrade has broken my system beyond
> imagination.)
>
> 2. Source as well as binary options for installations.
>
> 3. Fairly leading edge base and packages. (Unlike conservative BSDs one of
> which I will be anway using or slackware.)
>
> 4. Stable. I will be using this as a backup or secondary OS, with primary
> OS as NetBSD. I'll be anyway be experimenting, making and breaking things
> on NetBSD. So need the secondary environment to be stable that can be
> easily fallen back to. Also, certain things like printer, scanner etc
> don't as yet work on NetBSD, so do certain applications, for which I want
> to turn to a reliable alternative.
>
> Evaluating Arch and Gentoo. Somewhat confused about what suits better for
> above profile.

You may also check slackware.


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