Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 11th Jan 2010 15:57 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A few weeks ago, we asked for the OSNews community to help with some questions we were going to ask Aaron Griffin from the Arch Linux team, and the response was glorious and somewhat phenomenal. We added those questions to our own and sent them on over, and then we were surprised by receiving not only Aaron Griffin's responses but answers from various individuals from the team.
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evert
Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually, I have used a Ubuntu server for some years, without reinstalling or package conflicts. And yes, always running the latest version of Ubunto. A release upgrade is not that hard.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Actually, I have used a Ubuntu server for some years, without reinstalling or package conflicts. And yes, always running the latest version of Ubunto. A release upgrade is not that hard.


I'm glad it has worked for you but I don't trust Canonical after they have broken Dell Ubuntu desktops and notebooks repeatedly with updates.

If they can't be bothered to make sure their updates won't break their top partner's hardware, then why would you trust your own hardware to them?

Edited 2010-01-13 04:36 UTC

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evert Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, I guess I have more trust in the server edition of Ubuntu than in the desktop edition. It might have something to do with the fact that Ubuntu is largely based on Debian. The server edition is more stable, and less complex, and less modifief, compared to the desktop edition.

That's why I like Arch on my desktop.

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darkcoder Member since:
2006-07-14

Actually, I have used a Ubuntu server for some years, without reinstalling or package conflicts. And yes, always running the latest version of Ubunto. A release upgrade is not that hard.


Gladly it worked for you. The problem with dist-upgrade is that there are so many big changes between the distribution editions that may bring all sort of issues, like configuration changes, packages that do not exist anymore, dependency changes, etc. By using a rolling system and updating frequently you will be able to isolate those problem on a one by one basis, thus making it easier to fix, and having shorter downtime.

Edited 2010-01-13 16:32 UTC

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