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    Linux distro for a developer

    I am mainly using linux for programming. I basically started with archlinux and manjaro and I kinda like it.

    What I really like is the package management. It has a huge collection of new software and the updates are coming out really fast.

    For example when GCC 4.8 was released I instantly had it 2 days after the release which was pretty neat.

    even small libraries such as "OpenAssetImporter" are in the repos.

    It is so convenient because if you have a huge collection of libraries that are coming out frequently, all you have to do is a system update.

    What bugs me is that my system breaks really often, and I don't want to spend so much time to fix stuff.

    Basically all I want is up to date libraries such as gcc etc. I don't really care if I have up to date gnome etc.

    Any recommendations that you can give me?

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    Gentoo is good. I think portage is the best package management system ever. You can use the glsa command to update only Gentoo Linux security Advisories.

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    I use Fedora (17) for dev and I keep up with the system updates (every couple of days or so), and I haven't had any breakages yet. Tons of software packages at my disposal (+26,000 pkgs).

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