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You, sir, are looking for Arch Linux. You do have to run pacman -Syu about once or twice a week to stay current, but after that, you've got the latest versions of everything. As far as disadvantages, occasionally something big and complex will make a clean break with the past, and you'll have to do some weird extra work. Changing from PostgreSQL v8 to v9 ...


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It's partly just due to historical differences, but partly because different distributions are geared toward different kinds of users. Red Hat and Debian are aimed mainly at business environments that need tried-and-true, stable software; Ubuntu is aimed at people who want the latest-and-greatest versions of everything with a minimum of fuss; Arch and ...



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