This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to be discussing specialty distros and the role they play in the Linux ecosystem. Are specialty distros a good thing or should they not exist? Then we’re going to take a look at some interesting Intel news regarding Intel buying Linutronix. Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you.

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  1. I loved this content because as I was watching this I had my first issue with my KDE Neon install and I am done one issue with updating and it still is present. I am taking @MichaelTunnell his words and making the switch to OpenSuse. I have used many distros and a good majority of them were Ubuntu based I think its time for a change and OpenSuse has caught my eye. Don’t get me wrong I have been using Neon since the beginning and had no issues but none of my packages will update due to a libglib update being held back by the Ubuntu base. So again I thank you for this video. @dasgeek I was wondering if your cheat-sheet for tumbleweed is still relevant to use with the current snapshot of OpenSuse?

  2. So Sparky Linux also has these patterns that you can install.

    They have the main distro, and the game spin and a few others I think.

    If you download the standard edition and decide you want features in the games spin, no problem. One terminal command will download the Gaming “pattern” for you. They did not use term pattern but I will. Would be nice if this came with the level of customisation as OpenSUSE gives you on install. But not quite.

    Alternatively a few Distro’s give you the option of a base or minimal install. Ubuntu has a minimal image download, or server image. Debian has net install. Manjaro has Architect. Arch has, well Arch.

    You can install your minimal install and be very selective about which packages you install on top of it and pretty much make your own. Maybe not as easily as OpenSUSE Studio allowed, but still…

  3. You might also like to look at Gecko Linux.
    Gives you some live images to look at and also makes OpenSUSE a bit easier with music codecs preinstalled, etc.

  4. @Craggles086 thank you for the feedback. I’ll definitely check those out but I like my Linux to hurt a little for I am a tinkerer.

  5. Just want to report back that I have made the move to openSUSE Tumbleweed and am really liking the whole experience.

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