On 5 Oct 2009 at 16:30, David Houston wrote:
If you want ultimate stability use NetBSD, wouldn't recommend it for a desktop but as a Server goes its the balls! Man I got one thats been up for over a 1000days! I think what I'm trying to say in a round about fashion is this...
I think it is you rather than the distro... I upgrade loads of boxes everyday that run Arch/FreeBSD/Solaris you name it! (Even a couple of Windows 2003!) and never had a problem, ok maybe that small one we had a few weeks ago but anybody that is tuned in has the News on the front of archlinux.org on a RSS feed, so before it was even a problem I had the solution. I really annoys me seeing people distro hop because Distro A, does this and Distro B, does that when in practice if they would spend the time reading, and learning about the various features of there chosen distro they would be much happier.
There is to much of a mentality to hand hold.... you know the sort, Ubuntu, Windows.... if you want that use them. Arch is DIY and most BSD's are as well. As Arch takes alot from BSD.
In that case the distro isn't that really free. It takes time for reading, learning and fixing stuff. I'm actually reading. Not everything but at least the basic manuals and guides.
Thanks for the message :)
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