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Discussion on: Au Revoir, Gentoo - Sell Me A New Linux Distro

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I would suggest manjaro mainly because of the following -

  • The AUR - never have problems with finding packages or building them or having to mess with your $PATH
  • Out of the box awesome user experience with a well-thought UI and some useful packages installed by default
  • If you want to customize your installation - Manjaro Architect
  • Rolling release - never reinstall your OS for updates and get the latest and greatest packages quickly. [note: manjaro uses it's own repos that are delayed in comparison to Arch.]
  • Arch based - Fast.
  • Allows the user to change the system kernel easily and reliably.

Also, in my experience, Manjaro has been pretty stable and works without a hitch.

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Ben Lovy Author

Great list, thanks!