Il giorno venerd=C3=AC 23 dicembre 2016 22:53:01 UTC+1, GianLuigi Piacentin=
i ha scritto:
> Hi all,
> years ago I asked for a 'best distro'. Adopted Kubuntu, and was happy=20
> until upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04. Had to reinstall everything from=20
> scratch, since the upgrading stuff is crippled (by admission of Kubuntu=
> people). Then everything seemed to work, until I had the bad idea to=20
> upgrade the printer driver (with its dependencies), thing that led to a=
> wipe out of half the system!
> I'm mainly concerned in running gfortran and programs generated by it,=20
> possibly one of the latest release, and upgrading it and the rest of the=
> system in an easy way.
> What is your experience about ?
> Any 'new best' distro suggestion ?
> Thanks in advance
> Merry Xmas and Happy New Year !
this can be a very personal taste and it could generate a flame... I love s=
uch discussion :-)
My preference in the last 2 or 3 years is fallen on Arch linux (https://www=
..archlinux.org/), see my config
Arch linux is a rolling release: the updates are smooth (https://en.wikiped=
ia.org/wiki/Rolling_release) there is not any pain... (I update my system e=
very weeks). You have "cutting edge" latest versions of almost all packages=
.. The cons is the installer: you must know what you are doing... However, f=
riendlier installers are now coming out, e.g. https://arch-anywhere.org/
I strongly suggest Arch Linux: I used almost all Debian based distro (Ubunt=
u-derivates included) and some rpm-based one (OpenSuse, Fedora), Arch is my=
favorite. To me it is:
+ comprehensive: its package system repository (it is not deb, nor rpm, it =
adopts its own one) is very huge (AUR is enormous), it can challenge with D=
ebian even if I think it is not so big;
+ effective: it is much (much) more lightweight than Ubunu & Co;
+ robust: it is much (much) more reliable than Ubuntu & Co, it is a wonderf=
ul rolling release;
The main cons are:
+ lower (than Ubuntu & Co) support for "exotic-very new hardware";
+ it does not support all the "old" architectures as Debian does;=20
+ less friendlier than Ubuntu & Co: much less GUI-based wizard, but if you =
are familiar with shell this can be view as a pros, I do;
Alternatively, the Damian's virtual machine offer a out-of-the-box Fortran-=
ready (L)Ubuntu distro with all new packages.
That Arch will be with you :-)
My best regards.