[SATLUG] "rolling" vs. fixed version

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 13:01:38 CDT 2009


Michael wrote:
> OK, the subject line says it all.  Which type of linux distribution is
> "better" and why?

It comes down to personal preference.   It you have the knowledge or are willing 
to learn it, creating your own system provides the ultimate in customization.

An existing distro provides ease of installation and upgrading, but you have to 
depend on others to build it for you.  Different distros provide different 
perspectives such as size, configuration utilities, speed of updates, etc.

A newbie should probably start with one of the common distros such as Ubuntu or 
Fedora and develop a certain comfort level.  Then with the experience gained, 
explore other distros.

   -- Bruce



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