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

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Eric Ahnell

Funnily enough, I come from the other side: Someone who has tried plenty of distros other than Gentoo, along with a few BSDs. As far as my favorites go, Ubuntu LTS isn't a bad choice (you'd want the Kubuntu variant, with KDE as the main desktop). I also liked Manjaro a lot, but found that it left a loader shim on my SSD which I cannot figure out how to get rid of. I've tried FreeBSD, but was unable to get it to boot correctly post-installation. Others I've tried: Zorin OS, a variety of now-gone macOS-like distros, Damn Small Linux (hasn't been updated in ages), and Calculate Linux (which I found interesting but ultimately not for me).