||07-03-2010 09:58 AM
Originally Posted by jduvall
What are some major rolling release distros? I know I've heard Debian testing is/can be, is this just a matter of changing "code-name whatever" to stable/testing?
Arch was good but it just seemed a little to bleeding edge for my tastes (Though the documentation is far and away the best I've seen)
What are some other rolling release distros?
Arch and sidux are the 2 best rolling release distros that I've tried. If you want a little less "bleeding edge" than Arch and are a KDE fan, sidux is a must-try. The install from Live CD is very fast, and it has a very clean & technical vibe.
Debian Testing has several good derivatives: CrunchBang and AntiX, just to list my 2 favorites. Any one of them can be "upgraded" to Sid if you prefer "bleeding edge." You simply edit /etc/apt/sources.list and change all instances of "testing" (or sometimes called "squeeze") to "unstable", then "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade". :)
Sabayon is another rolling release if you're looking for a "bells and whistles" distro with games, eye candy, widgets, etc.
I'm sure there are other good options I haven't had a chance to try yet. :)