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post #61 of 67
What would you recommend then? The usual Debian\Red Hat bump?
post #62 of 67
It doesn't matter it's almost a three year old thread. I'm sure the OP isn't listening anymore and there have been many recommendations made.
 
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post #63 of 67
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Originally Posted by yawa77 View Post

Why not? It is a rolling release like Arch, even uses the same repositories as ARC if the user chooses. Very stable and fast. Debian or Fedora are also very good. I personally do not like Ubuntu based releases. My first distros were Red Hat 5.0 and a version of Slack in the same time period.

Manjaro uses it's own repositories. That's the whole point of Manjaro, they hold back Arch packages because they think they aren't "stable" enough. Yet, more people have issues with Manjaro than they do plain old Arch for just that reason. Arch's whole philosophy and way of being doesn't fit having packages held back passed Arch's testing repository.
post #64 of 67
Manjaro does have its own repositories, you are able to use Arch's AUR as well.(https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository ) I haven't had the time to sit down and try Arch yet so I can't speak to it compared to other distros.
post #65 of 67
I run vanilla arch as my workstation and have done for years.

edit: Lost the post now, but that was to whoever said Arch is a terrible choice.
post #66 of 67
You have more skills than most if not all of us.

*edit* It depends on what the workstation is doing I suppose
 
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post #67 of 67
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You have more skills than most if not all of us.

*edit* It depends on what the workstation is doing I suppose

Defiantly not "all", not by a long way. Probably not even most.

The workstation is just a general purpose workstation.
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