Yet another great piece from Steven Rosenberg.
I get what he’s saying. Distro-hopping is a luxury not everyone can afford—especially with a machine that’s needed for work. My compromise is using old laptops, that aren’t important, to play with new distros and desktops.
Steven is right. Stability is important (I’m happily typing this from a 12.04 Xubuntu machine). But it’s also nice to kick the tires on new distros and virtual machines don’t always give you the full story. Beater laptops are a great way to distro-hop without compromising your ability to get your work done.