Posted by: Anonymous
on October 09, 2008 03:56 AM
Ditto the above "distro-whore" comment. My running favorite, up until recently, has been Arch; until they went to KDE4, that is. Unfortunately, I find KDE4 useless and buggy, up to 4.1.1. So, I've been whoring around a little more lately.
sidux has become my distro-of-choice. I agree with all the comments above. It is blazingly fast, and if you have any familiarity with Debian, you will have no trouble. Apt, I believe, is still the best package manager out there. As for sidux being from the sid/unstable branch, I have never had any problems with stability, which is quite amazing. And I am still a card-carrying member of the KDE 3.5 fan club.......
Once you read/understand the additional and very helpful scripts that are used in sidux, smxi et.al., you are golden. The only problems I've had with sidux are:
1) Kernel update doesn't always work in a graphical environment; you will have to go to the command line and run smxi.
2) Often takes me a VERY long time to boot up. For some reason, on every boot, the system wants to fsck ALL of my 20-odd partitions. I haven't figured out how to stop this yet.
3) Sort of, but not really a problem........the extrememly rapid turnover of packages. The ongoing development in Sid is going so fast that it seem like there is a new version of a package on almost a daily basis. If you don't update for a month (as I did on one machine) and apt-get dist-upgrade, I got 400-odd packages at over 300MB. WOW! You really DO get a new distro every month! All hail the rolling release!!!