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    Default Arch 2012.11.01 Switches To Linux 3.6 Kernel

    Phoronix: Arch 2012.11.01 Switches To Linux 3.6 Kernel

    The Arch Linux project has shipped their monthly install media update for the distribution that's popular with Linux enthusiasts...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIyMDc

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    Still no installer that can set you up with a desktop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Still no installer that can set you up with a desktop?
    Wrong distro

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    Quote Originally Posted by fackamato View Post
    Wrong distro
    Any other rolling release distros out there that actually can be installed by mere mortals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Any other rolling release distros out there that actually can be installed by mere mortals?
    If the mortal can read, Archlinux can be installed. Not trollling, you just need to partition your target, format it, install some packages, change a config, update your boot loader and you're done. Try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fackamato View Post
    If the mortal can read, Archlinux can be installed. Not trollling, you just need to partition your target, format it, install some packages, change a config, update your boot loader and you're done. Try it!
    I did try it. I hated it :-P And I'm a Gentoo user, even. I guess I was looking for "emerge kde", but didn't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Any other rolling release distros out there that actually can be installed by mere mortals?
    openSUSE Tumbleweed ( http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed )

    Just install a release of openSUSE and replace the repositories for openSUSE 12.x with the Tumbleweed ones to get rolling updates/upgrades.

    /Edit:
    Replacing the repositories can be done via a one-click-install, so it comes down to install a normal release and click on a link
    Last edited by droste; 11-02-2012 at 08:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Any other rolling release distros out there that actually can be installed by mere mortals?
    https://www.sabayon.org/

    Speaking of which, Sabayon has already had Linux 3.6 for a month. They also have first party ZFS support, which Arch Linux lacks. Lastly, they are built on Gentoo, so it should be possible to use Gentoo layman repositories for packages missing from their repository. Using the Gentoo package should eliminate the need to worry about manually building packages in the rare situations where something you want is missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryao View Post
    https://www.sabayon.org/

    Speaking of which, Sabayon has already had Linux 3.6 for a month. They also have first party ZFS support, which Arch Linux lacks. Lastly, they are built on Gentoo, so it should be possible to use Gentoo layman repositories for packages missing from their repository. Using the Gentoo package should eliminate the need to worry about manually building packages in the rare situations where something you want is missing.
    I think Arch had linux 3.6 in the repositories around a month also. I get that impression from the package history at least? In Arch you usually, at least as I remember it from the last time I installed it, usually not recommended to use the stuff on the install image as its very outdated.

    How do they handle the licensing issue with zfs if they distribute it?
    Last edited by Akka; 11-05-2012 at 12:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Still no installer that can set you up with a desktop?
    You might be interested in Manjaro Linux. Or Archbang Linux. I'd mention Chakra too, but you might not be that much of a KDE fan(only available DE there).
    All rolling, very recent packages. The first too are pretty much Arch, but a bit pre-configured you could say. They both get you a desktop after install.
    There's likely more, but I don't remember now. I think Manjaro have their own repos and do a little bit more testing than Arch(but it's still bleeding edge).

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