cork1958, on 27 January 2012 - 10:32, said:
Oh yeah, and then be running with all non updated programs and such. Makes a lot of sense!!
I look at it like this. If they give me a tool that is supposed to update everything, as all Linux distros do, and a distro can't do this right, I simply won't use it, at least not for very long. Exactly why I've never been much of a fan of Ubuntu!
IMHO it depends on what you want to do with Linux. On my private laptop I have Fedora 16 as dual-boot option, with -testing and -unstable repositories enabled. I like being able to always have the newest program releases installed here, and can deal with occasional breakage.
For a productively used workstation on the other hand I would go with a distribution like RHEL/CentOS or Debian Stable with a few carefully selected backports. Stability > bleeding edge in a productive environment.