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Offline Bernd_Schmitt

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NewUser (; new laptop ;) -> rolling release?
« on: July 03, 2014, 07:15:32 pm »
 Hello everybody and special thanks to the sparkylinux-team,

I got a new Asus Aspire E3-111 laptop and Debian 7.5 (incl. non-free) does not support wifi & acpi (battery) so I was looking for a debian based distribution (not being ubuntu) to get this things working.
Playing with mulibootusb and several live-iso i found sparkylinux and I am very surprised that sparky seems to do the job perfectly. The only thing i am concerned about is the "rolling release".
What does that mean? Main purpose is doing (python / c++ / common-lisp / fortran) coding in emacs, do some small simulations (commercial LS-Dyna (FEM)), connecting via ssh and do some browsing. Will I have to reinstall sparky-linux every several months or is it possible to (weekly) update the system for a longer time (one year)?

I hope the question is not tooo faq-ish.
Thank you very much


Offline pavroo

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Re: NewUser (; new laptop ;) -> rolling release?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 08:23:24 pm »
Rolling release mode means that ones installed it's forever (hope so).
You don't need to reinstall your sparky installation using new iso images.
Simply keep it up-to-date and read release notes for specials (sometimes) things if needed for upgrading (before: e17 to e18, mate 1.6 to 1.8 for example).
I have Debian testing (sparky is based on it) installed on my old laptop for about 4 years and it still works fine.
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