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Seeking the One True Linux: Is Linux Distro-hopping a Thing of the Past?

Feb 24, 2010, 16:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Last week, Jim Lynch wrote what seemed to be a tongue-in-cheek admonition on how the Linux Mint distribution is so darned good, the venerable pastime of distribution hopping would soon be rendered moot.

""Distrohopping is one of the great pastimes for computer geeks. Let's not let it fade away because Linux has gotten too easy and comfortable. Let's keep it alive and thriving and, in doing so, let's preserve the amazing diversity and freedom that desktop Linux has always given us," Lynch concluded.

"I'm reasonably sure that Lynch was at once poking fun at the power users' habit of jumping from distro to distro to try to continually improve performance/toolsets/eye candy, while also delivering a back-handed compliment to the strength of the most recent Linux desktop offerings (especially Linux Mint). Cute, but it also got me thinking: is distro-hopping actually a practice that should be discouraged?"

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