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Re: [LUG] Xubuntu 16.04


On 29/04/16 18:23, M. J. Everitt wrote:
> On 29/04/16 17:58, Eion MacDonald wrote:
>> On 29/04/2016 16:45, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint wrote:
>>> yeah i would second that view. I find doing a fresh install a lot more
>>> successful then trying to upgrade linux mint/ubuntu/cub linux(still
>>> not sure about this one but it runs well on a machine with low memory
>>> and slow cpu)
>>> mark
>> I would assume with everyone having a separate /home partition, that a
>> fresh install is always easiest.
>> However I tend do do fresh installs of Linux Mint /Ubuntu and OpenSUSE
>> but always discard old Knoppix and use new  original one. No /home stuff
>> saved in Knoppix.
> I quite like my rolling-release Gentoo distro .. completely different to
> having to 'do' updates or 'install' a release .. you just "emerge
> --update @world" and off you go. Of course, be prepared to make a few
> cups of coffee - its a source-based distribution too, so it's going to
> compile it all. Very flexible though :D
Addendum, being a source-based distro, you can install packages directly
from github/etc .. there's even provision for it in the standard package
manager called 'live ebuilds' ... :]

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