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Old 08-08-2018, 09:36 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Honest Abe View Post
Having said that, I hope you realize that sooner or later an update will break something and u'll have to fix it , find a way around it, or go to another distro (pretty severe case though). This is true for any distro (and for an average Linux user )

Also, an older kernel doesn't necessarily mean a bad thing. Take CentOS for example.. Rock Solid and runs on kernel. Do I see difference/ advantage with a newer kernel ? Yes. Is it old(that is to say less secure/unusable) ? No.

Also, as I said earlier, one can only lead a horse to water. You can ask opinions and most of us will be happy to help you. But distros are personal choice. 6 years ago, I found a great distro called Pardus which had a very small userbase. It was a personal favorite. But the powers that be, decided to snooze it for 4 years, so had to jump ship.

Go nuts with live iso, create (k)VMs and distro-hop to your heart's content till u find ur one distro to rule them all.
OMG, yes......coming from decades of Windows I am VERY used to ALL updates cause of the many reasons that I switched....and yes, I know that testing cannot fix or create to fix every issue that might occur with new things

And I seem to be like you....even when in Winverse, I was still very much a FOSS supporter.....used OpenOffice until I found Libre and have used it since finding it.....along with most of my other that part of the jump was pretty easy for me...and I do tend to find and like the smaller less well known 'projects' out there (seems to be a natural talent for me) ..... and I do get bummed when they get dropped

And yes, I absolutely LOVE the fact that if I get tired bored and find that something really isn't fitting me as well as I thought that I can jump to a new distro

I will check out Debian in greater detail...but I am thinking that either Antergos or Peppermint will get my next dance!

Thank you for being so helpful and informative!!!
Old 08-08-2018, 12:32 PM   #17
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And my next Linux Dance will be with......................


Thank you guys for all your help and advice and insight!!!
I have kept notes and stickies as I am sure to need them in the future!


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