Which distro is easily updated from release to release?
Hi all. I'm looking to replace my old FreeBSD 4.10 server with a Linux server (for various reasons). One of the things that I'll miss about FreeBSD is how easy it is to update it when new minor releases come out. I started at 4.0, and every time a new version came out I just downloaded the source, did a make world, and voila, I was running the new version.
The distros of Linux I've run at work don't seem to upgrade that easily. Does anyone have experience with a distro that upgrades easily from one release to the next rather than requiring you to reinstall the whole thing from scratch? For instance, if I install SUSE 10.1, will I easily be able to upgrade to 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, and so on when they are release? What about Ubuntu, Gentoo, and the rest?