Linux developers with the best "Quality Control"?

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  1. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    Although I haven't tried them all, of all the distros I've trialled over the years, I find the mint developers to be the best in this area. Every time I trial a mint distro, it runs near perfect, rock solid stability and rarely crashes. Lately I've been on the Olivia xfce 64 on my own 2005 gaming rig, and it's running like a dream :) I've even just installed it (32 bit) on our old 2003 hardware, dual-boot with XP.

    I'm just curious about opinions from others. Which Linux development team do you feel exercises the best QA?
     
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    Debian, Centos, Slackware.
     
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    That's because theres like a million Mint developers. No seriously the bug fixes from Ubuntu & Mint user bases is hard to beat.

    Btw the only Distro I'm installing lately is Mint Cinnamon LTS till 04/2017.
     
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    I think Mint does an excellent job overall, I'm on Mint Cinnamon LTS x64 now. I think Debian is good also. The rest, IMHO, are all buggy to varying degrees from one release to the next.
     
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    Ubuntu LTS is quite stable too.
     
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    Debian and Slackware.

    ps.Whenever, I read about Ubuntu (LTS) and its derivatives, as stable OSes, a big smile gets on my face. :D

    Panagiotis
     
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    CentOS for me.
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    Downloading CentOS Live DVD now. Do they all have LTS till 2020?
     
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Till eternity or so :)
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    I have to go with my favourite distro, Slackware, but I found Debian to be quite stable as well.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, everyone! Not really any surprises so far. I like to try as many distros as possible, but only if I can be reasonably assured they aren't going to go ballistic on my hardware :)

    BTW, I'm removing mint 15 xfce on the XP machine and installing Linux Lite to give it a spin. I'm sticking with xfce x64 on my own machine. It's been an absolute delight to use.
     
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    Mint Debian edition
     
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    Debian Stable as the name implies.
     
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    Linux Lite: Really nice distro, thanks for mentioning it. :)
     
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    About Linux Lite couldn't find out when Longterm Support ends with version 1.06. Anybody know the month & year?
     
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    Mint Debian edition also :thumb:
     
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    You're welcome! Yeah, I'm really liking it so far on my ageing hardware :) It comes with lots of nice features right out of the box.

    I'm not sure about this particular release, but this is what I found:

    -http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/

    So if this is a major release, then it should get 5 yrs LTS.
     
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    Quality Control is quite a tricky one to assess, as some distros by their nature will have more bugs and issues, such as Fedora and Debian Testing.
    IMHO what I think is important in terms of quality is how well the distro responds to bugs reported and preventing future regressions.

    Cheers, Nick.
     
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    I would propose Scientific Linux to the list of Linux distros with a good QA.

    It may be easier to get started with than it is with CentOS, while sharing the same stability, responsiveness and speed.

    Some configuration and set up is to be expected as not everything is available from scratch though.
     
  20. mack_guy911

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    best on stability is scientific linux, centos, but main problem with them is old software data base and multiple repositories to manage :rolleyes:

    linux mint is also awesome in term of out of box experience and stability


    one more distro i like to mention i haven't used it but stella linux is centOS out of box experience

    http://li.nux.ro/stella/

    but distro i like the most is fuduntu pity they stop it.
     
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    If only I could get Centos to boot on my PC not to mention get the trackpoint working...
     
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