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ShadowReaper 09-11-2010 08:24 AM

Rolling release distribution
Hello, i would like to suggest me a good rolling release distribution. I use ubuntu, but I would like a distribution that allows me to tinker more with stuff and learn more about linux instead of offering an out-of-the-box OS

Thank you

EricTRA 09-11-2010 08:37 AM


This one is the newest kid on the block I believe:
Linux Mint Debian Edition

LMDE in brief

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a rolling distribution based on Debian Testing.
At the moment, it comes as a 32-bit live DVD with a Gnome desktop.
The purpose of LMDE is to look identical to the main edition and to provide the same functionality while using Debian as a base.
Kind regards,


craigevil 09-11-2010 04:39 PM

Debian or Arch

ShadowReaper 09-12-2010 02:55 AM

What is the difference between debian and arch?

Alexvader 09-12-2010 05:30 PM

Like cars...?

Think of a car that you build from scratch, using some default components, can either be 100 hp or 350+ hp, you pick your engine, the interior furnitures, the suspensions, tires, the chassis framework to be suited to the weight of your components and the power of your engine, the instruments for your panel... etc.

a car like the Lotus, the Donkervoort,

in termos of a Linux Distro, think of Arch, or Crux, or BLFS

Now think of a standard factory produced car from one major car producer, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus... this is Debian...

Clarified now...?

Timothy Miller 09-12-2010 06:37 PM

I'd second the Debian Testing or Arch recommendation. Arch is more bleeding edge, Debian (despite being the testing branch) more stable. IMO, Debian probably a LITTLE easier to get set up and running, but either one is actually quite easy if you read through their pages, or go to various forums and get quick install guides made by users.

Jeff91 09-13-2010 09:10 AM


Originally Posted by EricTRA (Post 4094314)

This one is the newest kid on the block I believe:
Linux Mint Debian Edition

Kind regards,


+1 for this. Runs like a champ.


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