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Learning My Limits

Posted 08-21-2020 at 02:08 PM by zaivala
Updated 08-21-2020 at 02:11 PM by zaivala

This is maybe a teaser heading...

At this point, I have 8 partitions on my desktop for distros, and 6 on my laptop. One on each is unused. And I'm having trouble remembering everything I have installed when someone asks me about it. So I have hit a memory barrier, and it is the memory between my ears; and I have hit a limit of what I actually WANT to install.

I have long joked that I could fit 50 distros easily on a 1 Tb SSD, but that the time spent keeping them updated would be excessive. I'm finding the time I'm spending keeping 12 distros updated is already excessive, and I hate it when someone asks me what I'm using and I have to strain to remember.

Your mileage may vary.

At present, I have Linux Mint on my desktop and laptop as well as my wife's laptop. I have Bodhi on my desktop and laptop. I have Gecko STATIC on my laptop and Gecko ROLLING on my desktop (openSUSE Leap and Tumbleweed equivalents). I have Ubuntu Unity on my laptop and my wife's laptop (she finally agreed to try hopping, having previously only used Linux Mint and Zorin, and she didn't like Zorin). And I have Ubuntu MATE on my Raspberry Pi 4, although I'm hoping Ubuntu Unity gets done soon for the Pi.

Single distro installations include Sabayon and Manjaro on my desktop and OpenMandriva on my laptop.

I have no ties to Red Hat save for OpenMandriva, and no ties to Slackware save for Gecko, and each of those are based on distros which forked so long ago as to be thought independent. I also have no independent distros, such as Solus, although I'm keeping an eye on Releax Linux, a new distro out of India currently in its 5th beta.

I needn't pose the question of my sanity.
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