debian

Why do people want rolling-release distros and bleeding-edge package versions? I don't fucking get it, please explain. I'm still running Debian oldstable (buster), not because it's hard to upgrade but because I just haven't felt the need.
>gnome and gnome extensions still work
>Emacs still edits my text
>gnome-terminal still displays output
>GCC still compiles my C code into executables
>google-chrome is on independent repository
>transmission still downloads movies
What more would I need out of my computer?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what possessed you to make this thread again?

    • 3 weeks ago
      gigachad

      this thread is going to get posted every day now. deal with it archfag

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that's the thing. i do want stability from my computer because after i come back from work all i want from my computer is to behave and be my entertainment and debian provides that. the updooter culture is strongly embedded into people mindset after windows 10 and its forced updates. so you have 2 types of people now. those who are too scared of updating like you and me because after bitter win10 experience you just think everything gonna break, and second type who do update constantly because society and win10 told them to for their muh security reasons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >be my entertainment
      >debian
      Man what the fuck do you use your computer for.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not him, but games and watching shit

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I want to use new software. Its a hobby of mine to use new software. You overgeneralize the use case.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can compile any software from source, you retard

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's what a maintainer does so I don't have to

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lol whatdya mean you don't wanna spend hours installing dependencies and build tools? You're telling me you just want to use the latest software hassle free?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can do that with newer versions of a distro too. Why do we have to justify your autistic fucking behavior? The big reason to stay reasonable current is to get security updates. If you don't have to follow any compliance regimes, then obviously that doesn't apply to you.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It helps if you have a recent kernel so you have WiFi to download the source

    • 3 weeks ago
      gigachad

      use any of the universal packaging formats if it's general app. if you need newer drivers/kerbel backport them

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Someone still maintains that software package retard. You can't argue to use source code then argue against maintaining source code.

        • 3 weeks ago
          gigachad
  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    based stable chad
    been to lots of distro and settle on stability

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    im a pedophile so i need the latest version of tor and ext4 crypt always

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love debian, but I need the aur so I can update spongebob-cli without problems

      Da fuck?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tor is always updated on Debian. As for ext4 crypt there may be a way around it.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is something psychologically satisfying when one clears all notifications by doing the tasks the notifications ask, one being "Update your system, goy".
    I've tried both fixed and rolling release and I am back onto fixed.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most people that have been using linux for a long time generally do settle on stable distros, anon. Arch is just an easy way for newfags to feel more knowledgeable about their "minimal system", it's biggest perk is honestly that it forces you to install manually from the CLI without being as in-depth as gentoo is.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some people have a life and wants to play games sometimes with things working

    • 3 weeks ago
      gigachad

      i play all my games on debian. it works. all source games and any unreal game. even eac games. it's a non issue homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Until you have recent hardware, homosexual

        • 3 weeks ago
          gigachad

          i have bough new hardware and i backported my nvidia drivers and kernel.
          i bough pc in 2022
          at least stip embarassing yourself
          if you don't know how to use linux then stay on windows and play all the games you want

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care about software versions tbh. But I do care about the Linux Kernel version. Each days, new bugs are fixed, new functionalities are implemented, better power efficiency, better drivers etc...
    Running a two years old version of LibreOffice: no problem, who cares
    Running a two years old Linux kernel: not using your hardware at its maximum, especially if has been recently released.
    Linux drivers are part of the kernel, if you want to use the latest video drivers (amd-gpu for example) you have to use the latest kernel, if you want that new controller to work out of the box you need to use the latest kernel, if you want your ryzen cpu to idle at 400MHz instead of 2Ghz, you have to use the latest kernel.
    Simple as.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no one runs linux on new hardware, you moron. if you have modern hardware windows 11 is better
      that's the whole shtick of linux, you run it on potatoes and revive old tech

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        k. I've reported you for hate speech. LULZs have a 0 tolerance policy against word violence.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer my hardware to work

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