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Old 03-25-2004, 03:25 AM   #1
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Bleeding-edge distros?


Which distros are known for their support of the most current apps? For example, the latest stable Debian distro doesn't support the latest KDE, so that got me wondering which distros are known for their "up-to-dateness"?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 03:33 AM   #2
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Old 03-25-2004, 03:49 AM   #3
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yep I am pretty sure Mandrake is the most experimental in that respect
 
Old 03-25-2004, 03:50 AM   #4
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And SuSE as well
 
Old 03-25-2004, 06:23 AM   #5
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Gentoo
 
Old 03-25-2004, 06:38 AM   #6
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The Slackware-current tree is quickly updated.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 02:45 PM   #7
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Bleeding edge linux from scratch

You can also build your own bleeding edge linux from scratch and learn some more about how linux works.

http://belfs.linux-phreak.net/

However you need a starting distribution as a host system (you need a compiler, make, etc to build the stuff from sourcecode)

Might not be recommended to the total linux-newbie but you'll get a system built with the latest packages out there (and hey, you can recode them a bit as well if you want)
 
Old 04-13-2004, 05:18 PM   #8
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Moved to Linux-Distributions, as it fits here better.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 05:27 PM   #9
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Re: Bleeding edge linux from scratch

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Originally posted by Grymme
You can also build your own bleeding edge linux from scratch and learn some more about how linux works.

http://belfs.linux-phreak.net/

Very cool... Thanks for the link.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 12:06 AM   #10
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LFS, because you can just update the packages yourself...heh
 
  


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