I don't think this is a FAQ, but I'm gonna toss it out there to the opinions of the crowd here at LQ.
Say, I install a distro, and chose the "install-everything." method, only removing stuff in the detailed package by package selection that I absolutley positively knew I wasn't going to use.
The distro installs an older version of some program, say Mozilla 1.6....
what's the best course of action here, if you wanted to install a newer mozilla?
Uninstall old Mozilla 1.6 and install Mozilla 1.7 or 1.8 or whatever?
Install Mozilla 1.6 or 1.8 into the same directory that mozilla 1.6 is installed in?
I'm looking for opinions. currently running an update check on the distro to see if the distro maker is going to throw in a newer mozilla or not.
Also, reasons backing up opinions would be nice, too before I proceed.