Poll 2015-04-27 When my favorite distro releases a new version:
When my favorite distro releases a new version:
Immediately upgrade
7 votes (20%)
Immediately upgrade one computer but wait on other computers
3 votes (9%)
Wait for the dust to settle before upgrading
13 votes (37%)
Only upgrade on the stable/LTS releases
8 votes (23%)
I'm already running the beta for the next release!
4 votes (11%)
Reply 9 comments

I update immediately.... but (Score: 2, Interesting)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2015-04-27 06:04 (#7X1W)

My Linux is only on external hard drives. If something goes terribly wrong... unplug drive 01, plug in drive 02... Reboot.
Next step, if necessary: rsync drive 02 -> drive 01. Damage fixed. Currently Debian unstable is a bit botched, but not to the extend that a drive switch or rsync is necessary.

Re: I update immediately.... but (Score: 1)

by billshooterofbul@pipedot.org on 2015-04-27 21:34 (#7YPQ)

Where does your home directory live?

Re: I update immediately.... but (Score: 2, Interesting)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2015-04-27 21:43 (#7YPR)

100% on the external drive. Every few days I rsync it with an identical one. So if one crashes I can immediately plug in the spare and have an identical system. The code I write is of course spread over several git repositories. So it is more up-to-date than 'every few days'. USB3 drives... so I am quite happy with the speed. And if my computer crashes, I don't have to open it, to get the internal disk... Of course, I don't throw it away, but I don't have to get it immediately. Nothing important on it.... only Windows and a few games.

Missing option (Score: 3, Insightful)

by computermachine@pipedot.org on 2015-04-27 17:20 (#7Y93)

I run a rolling release distro, you insensitive clod!

Re: Missing option (Score: 1)

by tanuki64@pipedot.org on 2015-04-27 17:24 (#7Y94)

??? I think all the options above are perfectly valid for rolling releases, too.

Re: Missing option (Score: 1)

by computermachine@pipedot.org on 2015-04-27 18:25 (#7Y9W)

I guess you are right. I was thinking of OS releases, not (individual) packages.

Re: Missing option (Score: 2, Informative)

by fnj@pipedot.org on 2015-07-16 05:26 (#EFGB)

No, he's not right. The whole poll supposes that "distros" release discrete "versions". A rolling release like Arch does not. The poll has a missing choice.

TempleOS (Score: 1, Funny)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-07-23 14:35 (#F750)

I own the fscking releases, you insensitive clod!

Bail (Score: -1, Troll)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-07-26 05:56 (#FF5S)

Check to see if systemd is required. If so, start looking for a new OS.