General Question

Jeffrey Lapinski

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Hello all,
I just have a general question: what is or are the major differences between Debian and Debian based distros like Mint, Ubuntu, etc?
 


alkion

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alkion

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Manjaro was based on the Arch Linux distribution, but uses its own software repository. The assumption of distribution creators is user-friendliness, while maintaining basic compatibility with the Arch Linux distribution. In particular, like Arch, Manjaro uses the Pacman package manager and the unofficial, additional AUR software repository (short for Arch User Repository).

Manjaro contains three official software repositories: Stable - whose packages have been checked and found stable by the developers of the distribution; Testing - packages currently being tested, potentially unstable; Unstable - packages not tested and potentially dangerous for the proper functioning of the system.

Debian is the best ;)
 

Jeffrey Lapinski

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Yes, I was a Manjaro user for over a year and there were a lot of things I loved about it! I am rather familiar with the AUR. Recently I found Manjaro to be a bit "buggy", it just wasn't working as smoothly as it was in the past. I am not sure if it was the frequent kernel upgrades or the rolling release concept (both of which I really like, in theory). I recently switched back to Mint and I am considering giving Debian a shot once I solve my current laptop problem!
 

poorguy

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Recently I found Manjaro to be a bit "buggy", it just wasn't working as smoothly as it was in the past. I am not sure if it was the frequent kernel upgrades or the rolling release concept (both of which I really like, in theory). I recently switched back to Mint and I am considering giving Debian a shot once I solve my current laptop problem!
When I used Manjaro for the most was stable and worked although I do remember updates causing some problems more than I liked.

Rolling releases I've used / may use always have issues after certain updates figure it to be normal.
 

Jeffrey Lapinski

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That's what I have come to think. And truth be told I am not in need of bleeding edge software! I am happy with the stable distros, I would like to try to install straight Debian but it does look a bit more involved than Mint, Manjaro, etc. I am certain I can do it, I think I just have to budget the time to. Before I do though I have to solve my ACPI error problem!
 

poorguy

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poorguy

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I've seen this but haven't looked deeply into it. How is the installation?
It's pretty much the same installation although you will have to know how to manually partition a hard drive.
 

poorguy

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Yep it's handy to know.

Another Debian favorite, Antix Linux.

It's a small footprint distro uses small amount of system resources and runs on almost any computer although be prepared to get your hands dirty.

It's a fun Linux Distro imo.

 

Jeffrey Lapinski

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I’ve played with Neptune a bit and like it. I’ve wanted to give Netrunner a whirl too but my laptop issues have been stifling that!
 

poorguy

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I'm not a laptop user although I've had good results on a few laptops using Peppermint Linux.

 

Jeffrey Lapinski

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Until this laptop I have never had these problems. I am pretty sure it is related to the BIOS. Despite disabling secure boot, currently I am unable to even boot from a live USB!
 

poorguy

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Until this laptop I have never had these problems. I am pretty sure it is related to the BIOS. Despite disabling secure boot, currently I am unable to even boot from a live USB!
Well I have had a few computers desktops and laptops that just didn't like Linux and no matter what I tried Linux wouldn't install.

What kind of laptop is it.
 

Jeffrey Lapinski

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I am starting to wonder if that is the case with this one. It is a LG Gram 17". I needed a super light laptop that was also large screen.
 

Jeffrey Lapinski

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I am actually planning to try Manjaro on this, since I got it I have only been trying to install Debian based systems. Perhaps it will like an Arch based distro!?!?
 

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