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[4]: hard to decide
by yfph on Wed 24th Oct 2012 04:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: hard to decide"
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Arch was the first distro to make me truly put Slack aside, but after the recent aggressive changes I felt the need to revert once again to good old stable Slackware.
Sounds familiar. I was on Arch for the past few years and suffered niggling breakages now and then. Still, those were fixable and were no sweat off my back using the commandline. However, the aforementioned changes this summer completely broke my three-year Arch install and I'm now looking for a new home. I may look into Slackware.

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RE[5]: hard to decide
by Morgan on Wed 24th Oct 2012 10:04 in reply to "RE[4]: hard to decide"
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I'd recommend it. You'll miss pacman, but compiling slackbuilds is very similar to rolling your own packages from the AUR, so it shouldn't be that hard. You'll have to resolve dependencies yourself, but that makes for some recovered sanity in my book.

Enjoy the stability and Zen. ;)

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RE[6]: hard to decide
by Netfun81 on Wed 24th Oct 2012 15:48 in reply to "RE[5]: hard to decide"
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I have been using "sbopkg" to install slackbuilds from It's a menu driven program similar to pkgtool that lets you search, install, and uninstall easily. Works great

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