I almost got into a conversation with an Arch user who hadn't updated his system in a year and was remarkably proud of this fact. He was about to begin the update. I was tempted to stick around and watch the disaster unfold but decided against. I can't believe anyone wouldn't update their Arch install in a year. Remember folks, these people walk amongst us, they express opinionsand can vote. Scary shit. #arch
@Schlumpf23 Ia know what scares me more: Most people use Windows and Microsoft has to literally force them to update there computer. And if you want a Modern Mobile device you have the choice between 2 systems full of forced consent and surveillance. Now that's scary.
@cybercow So very true!
@cybercow Very true andvery scary!
What is even the point of being on Arch then ? Isn't being on the bleeding edge kind of one of the main draws of Arch ?
Oh I agree about the rep. I've run Manjaro; Solus and OpenSuse Tumbleweed and never had any more issues than Mint gave me. Which is to say all have been mostly smooth sailing.
@PublicNuisance Absolutely. I try to update at least once a day depending on what the updates are and what I'm using for my system for, i.e.writing etc. It's the whole point of a bleeding edge for otherwise something like Debian sounds more suitable to that particular user.
@PublicNuisance I don't know. Yup, being on the bleeding edge is the exact point of being on Arch is remarkably stable when taken care of properly.
@Schlumpf23 As a #nixos user, this is precisely the reason I put up with weird dev environments. Its doesn't matter if I update every day or every decade. It doesn't matter if update breaks something. All I have to do is reboot, select any previous config, and I am back at working system no questions asked.
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