I've been gone a long time, but I want to try Salix again. I have three reasons for wanting to "hop" again, and a few newbie questions. I'm downloading the LXDE edition while I write this.
I want to try Salix again (no luck installing it last time, about a year ago or more) because: While I currently enjoy Xubuntu and think it's awesome,
[*]I worry about the future of my beloved favorite distro. They've gone and ruined it with PulseAudio (easily removed, but it's a pain), and the configuration of it is troublesome. The newest versions are buggy and I'm sticking with the LTS version for now, worried that the next LTS release will be too much for my old hardware - even though it's supposedly intended for older hardware. Debian turns out to be a major pain. No luck with Debian-based distros other than Ubuntu.
I want to revisit LXDE, which was buggy as all getout on Ubuntu.
The Drama Factor: Ubuntu attracts alot of drama. Ubuntu-hatred seems to be an epidemic now, especially with the recent changesthey've made in the newest versions. I don't need fancy bleeding edge stuff, just simple, stable desktop stuff for school and music editing for dance class. Don't care for all the community drama associated with Ubuntu. I still think the distro is awesome and I may end up back on Xubu (or Lubu), but I think starting with a whole 'nother base will be fun and less "dramatic." I hope.[/*]
But I have some questions:
1 - Do updates break stuff frequently in Salix like they do in the "bleeding edge" distros?
2 - Can I selectively update stuff in Salix and ignore "higher risk" updates?
3 - If I keep my separate /home partition intect when (if) I replace Xubuntu with Salix LXDE, will it mess stuff up?
Thanks in advance for your thoughtful replies,