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Old 05-29-2014, 06:26 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
my guess is, bill gates had some similarly "revolutionary" ideas in 1980, and we all know how that went: these days windows is trying more and more to re-implement almost historic features of unix-like operating systems, that were no doubt then dropped by young billy because he thought them a hindrance.
Windows was built on top of DOS, which was not invented by Microsoft and not influenced by UNIX, but by CP/M. So your guess is wrong.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 07:41 AM   #17
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what I have in mind is running something as stable as Debian but also be able to install the latest versions of software without a hassle.
I think that is simply impossible: either stable or the latest. But both? How?
 
Old 05-29-2014, 08:31 AM   #18
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I think that is simply impossible: either stable or the latest. But both? How?
As discussed in previous replies, it's a package manager that isolates its packages and their dependencies from the rest of the operating system , you can install it on any distribution so you can run your Debian stable and have multiple versions of any software installed that do not interfere with each other.
 
Old 06-03-2014, 02:03 AM   #19
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I have always been in a dilemma when having to choose a desktop distribution. While I want my operating system to be stable and not have things break out of the blue due to an update I also want to have the latest versions of certain software installed such as GIMP and Blender to name a couple.
Currently the distribution that comes closest to this is Manjaro ..
Does Manjaro allows the base/core packages like kernel/glibc/systemd etc. to be locked in version like Debian and allow updating application softwares?
 
  


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