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Here are my picks of the 3 most ambitious and exciting Linux distros for 2018.Keep in mind that I'm not saying these are the best Linux distributions; I'm saying these are the distros I'm keeping my eye on for this year.If your favorite distro isn't in this short list, it probably means that:A. I don't think it is excitingB. I don't really like it (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc)C. I don't know about itThere's a lot to be excited about this year, so let's get excited!Don't forget to checkout my post on Medium! - https://medium.com/@egee_irl/ambitious-linux-distributions-in-2018-896888448ef6⬇︎Social Links ⬇︎✔︎ Discord:https://discord.gg/tVyBHAU✔︎ Website:https://egee.io✔︎ Twitter:https://twitter.com/egee_irl
What about gentoo? No one needs a software centre and slow performances 🤗; gentoo let' s you choose your kernel and you can choose any desktop environment for it
How about considering Fedora
Manjaro felt solid but an update broke my system. But I love it. Now using mint for stability.
Why every Linux video guys sounds like they just wake up from heavy hangover last night 🙄
But muh gaymeng?
I only quit Linux because1) I couldn't get a fully stable system, whatever the distro was2) I had many problems with drivers which was, once again, affecting the system's stability3) Installing programs was always a painful experience, as the download center always crashed while installing apps. To be able to install any app I had to use the terminal and normally apps require other apps, so... To be able to install an app I'd have to install many more4) While installing apps through the terminal I'd get errors, which had me all over the forums looking for answers5) Every time the distros got an update I'd have to reinstall them, as something always failed in the process6) I was never able to get good performance even for basic tasks (and I regularly cleaned the cashe using a program similar to CCleaner, which I don't remember its name)7) Having Windows programs working with WINE and Play On Linux was another painful experience, but I needed those programs so I had to go through it8) Gaming wasn't viable as only some games were able to run (and many times poorly)... I recall SuperTux wasn't playable at all :PDespite all that I still enjoyed using it, but I couldn't afford to deal with all those problems everyday. I must say the last time I used Linux was probably about 2 years ago, so many things have changed, I guess... Maybe sometime in the near future I'll give it another chance, as I am also getting tired of Windows for everyday tasks
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
eOS and stable? Maybe it drastically changed in the last year but I've used 2 different versions of it in the past and they all just fell apart in the course of a couple months, with reproducible bugs and crashes in preinstalled programs like the file manager, and on all 4 devices I've tried it on it would always have some form of graphical glitches, no matter what drivers. I've never seen an eOS installation where sleep mode or the connection to an external screen doesn't cause the graphics to go apeshit.Can't say a lot about Manjaro because the 3 times I tried it that distro managed to completely break within one update, once even on first boot. I'm talking about terminal not recognizing any commands broken. And when you want to reinstall grub from a live USB drive you better do it via Manjaro or it won't even boot anymore because Manjaro has its own incompatible grub.For now I'm staying with Antergos and MX Linux, so far they're doing a far better job than most other distros I've used. Although I also had a very good experience with Fedora last year. openSuse is really nice and stable even in the Tumbleweed variant but I'd only recommend it if you don't mind bloat. It's the slowest Linux I've seen.
Unfortunate name for solus, sounds like soul-less
deepin is the best in 2018
The problem you talk about at 3.50 happen to me to when updating Linux Mint 19 for the first time after I had installed it, I did reinstall it and took a Timeshift backup and the updates worked until I did try the Kernel update, this was on a Intel i5 and it happen on booth a mechanical disk and on a Solid State Drive.
I prefer Qt apps to GTK apps
You're using the nvidia driver package wrong. nvidia-current is a very old package. Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu are normally very up to date.
I couldn't agree more with what you said about Debian based systems. I have been using a vanilla Arch system for years now. And switch back and forth between Manjaro and Arch... The Arch package management in my opinion is the easiest I have ever used. No adding repos. No hunting for PPAs... Just main repos which has a lot in them. And the AUR which is endless... I just tried Debian 9 a few weeks ago, to see what the hub bub was... I wasn't that impressed. But let it not be said I don't try other distros....
1. Solus is young but pretty good independent Linux distro2. Manjaro based on Arch Linux, if you know how Arch works then you can fixing Manjaro's issues; you can try Arco Linux w/ the dev support via YT.3. ElementaryOS based on Ubuntu LTS(which is what based on Debian unstable)and doesn't follow the Linux philosophy but proprietary ideology eg : Mac/Windows* RPM based distro OpenSUSE is one of the cool distro after Fedora** Slackware, LFS and Gentoo are the master race distros, cheers!
I am not shure that everybody knows ;)
Manjaro is a rolling distro u'd be stupid to use it for anything serious.
I have been using Ubuntu Mate and Linux Mint for years. Manjaro is very good as well and I would definitely recommend it to experienced users.
Antergos is nice Manjaro alternative
If you want to read more about my thoughts on these distros, check me out on Medium - https://medium.com/@egee_irl/ambitious-linux-distributions-in-2018-896888448ef6