What Linux distro do you use?

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  1. blujay
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    I was just curious. I may consider switching to a different one depending on what people have to say. I do not want this to be a debate thread or why you should switch to Linux (even tho it is clearly obvious after trying it out), or anything about Windows/macOS.

    I didn't include a poll because I am pretty sure all of the distros wouldn't fit.
     


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    I've actually been using Solus for over 3 months now on my main laptop. My Chromebook is currently running LMDE2, but it's used for distro testing and thus tends to change a lot.
     
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    Can you explain Solus to me? If you use it it must be decent.
     
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    I know what Ubuntu is, but what does the MATE mean?
     
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    None at the moment, but my current favorite is Devuan (a mod of Debian with the goal of killing systemd)
     
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    Kernel Version: Linux 4.13.7-1-zen
    It's a GNOME 2-inspired desktop.
     
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    What is systemmd?
     
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    It's a desktop environment that's the successor of the classic Gnome 2 (the famous "applications / places / system" one), like Trinity is KDE 3
     
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    Kernel Version: Linux 4.13.7-1-zen
    Anyways, I use Linux Mint 18.1 with the Cinnamon desktop.
     
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    Why of course I can explain Solus! Solus is a lightweight Independent Linux distro using a stable rolling release cycle. Solus is most famous for creating and maintaining it's own desktop environment called, "Budgie," which is a minimal GTK based DE. The main draw of Solus is that the team keeps the repos extremely clean with desktop focus in mind, while always being open to the community for suggestions.
    I was drawn to Solus due to the extremely transparent dev team. Every suggestion I made and every bug report I sent out were handled and they gave notes at every step they took. I didn't feel left in the dark and they were extremely open for suggestions.
    There's a lot more, so here's their site
    https://solus-project.com/solus/about/
     
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    I only use Linux for coding (and some other thing) on a virtual machine (I mainly use windows for a lot of reason, compatibility with game and more ergonomic for me, but it's only my opinion), but the distro I use is Linux Mint with Cinnamon for my virtual machine, and Ubuntu with Unity at the university (not my choice unfortunately since it's their computer, I can't stand Unity at all)
     
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    I use Linux Mint 18 XFCE on a MacBook Air as a dual-boot.
     
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    I'm not going to lie, that sounds and looks attractive
     
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    Someone recommend me Arch Linux (haven't tried yet)
     
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    To some, the main drawback is that they don't have tons of software in their repos. So it's not like Ubuntu or Arch where you have a million different text editors. To me, I am perfectly fine with that because it still has all the software that's needed for desktop use. Plus if they are missing something, chances are a quick suggestion will get that software added.
    I actually suggested several games currently in the repos