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Chittoji Murali Sree Krishna • Edited

Sorry for not giving full depth info at the Start:

  1. i've started my linux journey with linuxMint, after using it for a while few people suggested me to use ubuntu or kubuntu(kde version of ubuntu), then i installed ubuntu well i felt its better than linuxMint but at the end both are from same Debian, but which have different UI and uses same package manager apt Debians have few packages in repositories and app store, rest we have to download from official website and make them executable these files will have .deb or .sh extensions, or you have to use snap store, But what people love is the stability it gives and few like the UI of it, Installing these will be bit easy because they come with GUI installer, but later using them is bit of a task, and after some time you have to reinstall the entire system if you want step up to the newest software, these upgrades will be like Point to Point release, You can have upgrades like basic stuff, it depends upto the provider, but for the base upgrade you have to wait till the next update comes for example: if you installed Ubuntu13 you have to wait till next next ubuntu upgrade for entire base upgrade, This is main reason for its stability, and they give five years time period , they wont release any new software untill unless they test it.

    Then after using the ubuntu for a while, i liked it but later i got issues with software installation and stuff, and wont let me todo anything rather giving me a task searching & downloading the proper software is one task, and installing it is an other task,

  2. Then later in one youtuber suggested me for opensuse i tried installing opensuse but failed with errors, so i left it without installing

  3. After sometime Another Youtuber suggested for going with manjaro, this was my first arch distro, This is Having GUI installer like ubuntu, linux mint, opensuse but it is also same as them when it comes to base upgrade as Point to Point release, but this can upgrade most of the stuff like vanilla arch, this is having the best package manager pacman and can also install AUR(arch user repository), with this i used download software on ease and when i got i use arch wiki for debugging,

  4. Then Later Garuda Linux came into the scene and its like heavily customized arch Distro, which also compatable for gaming, but i wont recommend gamin in linux, but this is heavy as hell

  5. After using it for a while i came to know about the Vanilla Arch, this is probably only thing which will greet with a terminal for the installation, you have to build everything from scratch, there are all types of filesystem which we can install, at first i used EXT4 its a good filesystem, but later i got to know about BTRFS which also known as ButterFS, with this filesystem i can create my system image snapshots, so when ever i get into issues on new app grades i can go back easily, this is so minimal that it rocks Speed even on HDD, but as usual HDD is slow leave it aside, And the updates will be almost everyday bcz its an complete rolling release distro, Vanilla Arch will not have any kind of unnessary apps or stuff just we download whatever we required, These were the reasons for me to Fel in love with this distro, after using Vanilla Arch i am unable think of Going back to Ubuntu or other distros, I Agree installation is a pain but later rest all works as smooth as butter, if you guys intrested in installing Vanilla arch i might with those commands

and here are distros i have used and my experience is not as much other Linux Gaints but i can help a bit about these

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Madza Author

That's for the insight 🙏❤
Really valuable and was interesting to read 😉

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Chittoji Murali Sree Krishna

Thanks, but my english skills are poor 😞

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Madza Author

They are alright, no worries 😉👌