Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 04:51 UTC
Linux Here's a topic guaranteed to start controversy. Which Linux distribution is best? It all depends on your criteria for judging. Even then the topic is highly subjective. Here are a few nominees for "best distro" in specific categories.
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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by chithanh on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 17:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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The Arch Linux package manager only generates ".pacnew" files when the user has changed a system configuration file. I merge ".pacnew" files every one to three months. It takes less than five minutes to do.

What's the alternative? Should it be done automatically?

AUR now has packaged Gentoo's "etc-update" script which makes merging of configuration files semi-automatic.

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