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Old 21st February 2009
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Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
Linux is Linux is Linux. There's very little to differentiate between the distros, especially on the desktop side of things.
True. When I installed XUbuntu 8.04 LTS I made a mental note not to change to a different distro or fall for the "shiny new release" trap (LTS is supported for 3 years). I think I will stick with Ubuntu and install Debian 5 in a VM instead for use in MS Windows.

> What would be nice, is if a distro came out that clearly separated the "base" OS from the "applications", in such a way that you can install new apps without installing a new OS release (and no, "backports" repos don't cut it).

Sounds like FreeBSD with a Linux kernel.

[/offtopic]I enjoy reading the stories from your work (school).

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