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I use Ubuntu mostly, I just don’t like the snaps.
Its the most straightforward and causes the least amount of headaches for me
Mx Linux, it was my first distro until now, about 1 year i guess
I’m really enjoying Pop!_OS. It was pretty simple to install, maintain, and customize. Updating to 21.04 was flawless for me and had no hiccups.
I started with Raspian on the Pi years ago. That got me familiar with the Debian command line.
I eventually installed Lubuntu on a low spec PC that I had and loved it.
I tried a few other distros, but eventually settled on Elementary OS. It has a sleek UI, Debian based, and gives me very few issues. I’m eagerly awaiting 6.0!
I should also add, I like Elementary OS because it has a solid yet slim selection of pre-installed apps. The less bloat the better!
Void Linux for me. Swaywm, pipewire, scratchpads, waybar, tui applications- yummy stuff.
Use case: procrastination. Maybe one day I’ll learn a language (zig curious) and actually start making things - got so many ideas for TUI applications it’s insane.
As others have pointed out
Got to say though, Fedora 34 on my wifes laptop is pretty slick. I have a few nitpicks, but nothing major.
Manjaro KDE for desktop/laptop, its a good update interval, lots of resources available (including arch wiki), and access to almost any program via AUR.
For my servers Ubuntu. Although these days I run everything inside Docker, so maybe I could use something more lightweight instead.
I’m a simple man, Debian Testing on my PC and Debian Stable on my server.
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I run Debian/Ubuntu on my servers, but I develop on Arch and Alpine.
Debian! Stable on the server (usually)
Sid on the personal machines.
I was running Arch for a while, but I got put off by three things bout it:
It’s just not put together as well. Even under Sid I was way less likely to have a package up and break because it depended on the wrong version of something. Usually when it happened under Arch it was only AUR stuff, but not always.
I really despise the way Arch rips the documentation out of packages. Debian gives me the best of both worlds, I can install -doc packages if I want them and not if I don’t.
Arch’s approach to Haskell is /infamously bad/ if you’re actually interested in doing any kind of Haskell development, to the point where they recommend you just not install it and use ghcup.
Manjaro i3 (Community Edition). It has all the advantages of Arch but with more moderate software updates.
Manjaro KDE - great UI customisation and rolling distro updates
Fedora rawhide on laptop and Fedora 34 on PC. All witch Gnome.
Rawhide on laptop how is it ? Is it “stable” enough for daily usage ?
I am currently running fedora silver blue on my only machine and I love it
Yes and no. In most cases there are no problems, but there can be errors where you need to use the command line.
Void and Arch (Artix), btw. Of course, different distros are suited to different cases.