25 +/- years of Linux and BSD, maybe the time will come eventually when some Linux will crash my PC. Of course, I've had failures, but they were ALL hardware.Yet.
Me neither! I like the idea of 'ppa's' but it seems to introduce 'problems' almost as often as it 'fixes' them. I tend to stick with whatever is in the repo's of the distro I am using.
Well, yes. Maybe that!
Exactly what I was referring to.
I'm not quite up to that level of 'Linux Guru' yet! Unlike some Slackware users er..ahem ( @captain-sensible ) ...
I don't think I "know better" than the Linux devs who package and maintain the distro of choice. But I do try to be an informed and educated Linux user.
I just raise the issue to encourage constructive debate on an issue important to all Linux users.
But in any case, I'm no "guru", either. I've just paid attention to what works, and enjoy using a computing platform that doesn't begin with "W". My point about the comment as to what happens on other distro-specific forums, is that users - and mostly immature users - think they can slap anything on any platform with any other software and expect it to "just work", and then bitch when it doesn't. Unless, you are just playin', or have a playground PC/laptop, don't put your system at risk of failure. Yes, software can kill hardware, and putting random stuff on top of something designed to work and be scalable IS a recipe for failure.
Linux has aspects of freedom (as in beer, as in speech, etc.), but chaos is not a part of that equation.