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    Re: Which Linux Distro Updated Most Often ?

    ubuntu can be kept up to date if you look hard enough (outside the official repos).

    you can add repos or get some new packages at getdeb.net
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    Re: Which Linux Distro Updated Most Often ?

    Arch or any other rolling-release distro is pretty up to date.
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    Re: Which Linux Distro Updated Most Often ?

    Everything is not compiled in arch - that may be gentoo your thinking off? Archlinux has the AUR which is a collection of scripts (contributed by users) that makes it easy to compile packages not in the official repositories. This means that in the AUR there is almost always an up to date version of the package.
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    Searching the AUR for vlc i get:
    1 extra/libdvbpsi4 0.1.5-1
        MPEG TS and DVB PSI tables library (needed by vlc for streaming)
    2 extra/vlc 0.8.6f-3
        A multi-platform MPEG, VCD/DVD, and DivX player
    3 aur/freeplayer 0.8.4a-2
        FreePlayer is a customized version of vlc designed to work with freebox (www.free.fr) freeplayer
    4 aur/libdvbpsi 20041028-1
        MPEG TS and DVB PSI tables library (needed by vlc for streaming)
    5 aur/vlc-3gp 12964-1
        A multi-platform MPEG, VCD/DVD, DivX player with .3gp support enabled
    6 aur/vlc-git 20080520-1
        VideoLAN Client is a multi-platform MPEG, VCD/DVD, and DivX player.Development GIT Version.
    7 aur/vlc-nightly 20080524-1
        Bleeding-edge version of VideoLAN Client the multi-platform MPEG/VCD/DVD/XviD/DivX player.
    8 aur/vlc-plugin 0.8.6g-2
        A multi-platform MPEG, VCD/DVD, and DivX

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    Re: Which Linux Distro Updated Most Often ?

    The repos gets updated while the next Ubuntu version is in alpha/beta stage, and freeze around a month before release so they can do bug fixing.

    If you want to stay up-to-date all the time, you most use a rolling-release distro. They update as quick as the devs get to compile the program and add it to the repos.
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    Moved to Other OS Talk.
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    Re: Which Linux Distro Updated Most Often ?

    Quote Originally Posted by shifty2 View Post
    Everything is not compiled in arch - that may be gentoo your thinking off? Archlinux has the AUR which is a collection of scripts (contributed by users) that makes it easy to compile packages not in the official repositories. This means that in the AUR there is almost always an up to date version of the package.
    how easy is to install programs in arch with AUR and how long it takes?
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    Re: Which Linux Distro Updated Most Often ?

    If you want GNOME try Fedora. If you want KDE go with Sidux.

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    Re: Which Linux Distro Updated Most Often ?

    Ubuntu repos will never be more up-to-date than the release date. Hence Hardy is reasonable, but Gutsy etc are now 6 months+ behind. This applies to all but a few specific packages (Firefox being one).

    If you want the newest - Gentoo's rolling release is as up-to-date as any (generally within a day of package release).

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    Re: Which Linux Distro Updated Most Often ?

    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    how easy is to install programs in arch with AUR and how long it takes?
    For me the longest a package install on Arch has taken half an hour. It is really easy to install programs from AUR usually, but you sometimes need to get your hands dirty because there are bugs with the AUR repo. To use it, you just install yaourt, and can use the web interface to find the packages. Then just type yaourt -S packagename. It will compile the package for you. To get stuff in the official and community repos, you can use pacman. I like to use gtkPacman though, so I installed it (can't remember where I got it ), and now I have a synaptic-like interface for pacman.
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    Re: Which Linux Distro Updated Most Often ?

    Thank You guys, for all this recomendations I think I will try Fedora Core 9 and Arch Linux in VirtualBox. On my main box will stick to Ubuntu 8.04 x64, and on my mini-server will stick to CentOS 5.1 x32. In the future I am planing on having, quadra network (as I call it) Four boxes connected with network and running diferent distros; #1,Ubuntu - #2,Fedora - #3,Source Linux (any) - #4,Web Server running on CentOS. hehe

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