Re: What Flavour of Linux Next ?
I have been a Linux user for about a decade, and I have used about every major distribution in that time, and countless smaller ones. Recently though I have been bouncing around the various Ubuntu derivatives, finally landing on Xubuntu (which is on all my machines currently).
I have been thinking about going back to Debian though, on the testing branch. The rolling nature of Debian Testing appeals to me. The only thing really holding me back is that getting a Debian desktop up takes a lot more time than it does with Ubuntu, especially when it comes to proprietary software. The main benefit would be that I would not have to re-install or upgrade every 6 months to get the latest software.
I have also considered openSUSE with the Tumbleweed repos enabled to make it a rolling distro, but this does not work with NVidia graphics drivers, which makes it useless to me. I don't really get this, can they not just update the Nvidia drivers when they update the kernel? Other rolling distros seems to get around this issue I think (such as Debian Testing).
Either way, I am happy on Xubuntu, I just hate reloading my machines every 6 months.
Do you folks like coffee?