Don't discount the idea of using stable distros like Debian or Ubuntu, I know that in the Linux community there's a lot of status associated with using "complex" distros like Arch, but you still shouldn't let that influence your choice of OS

@LinuxLounge How is Arch complex? compared to slackware and crux sure, but arch is way simpler than something like Debian and ubuntu, something that can make it more difficult to work with if you don't know it well, but calling it complex is disingenous.

@sotolf I mean it's more complex to install and maintain.

Generally in my experience Debian is rock solid whereas I've had Arch break numerous times

@LinuxLounge tried to go that route with OpenSuse on an older laptop for my daughter, soooo sloooow. Manjaro with Xfce now its scootin' along


I despise Ubuntu but if it's between that or Windows/Mac then Ubuntu it is !

> t. too dumb to figure out gentoo, or why it's worth the effort
Go back to mac, n00b.

@cowanon Okay, just because you asked I'm gonna wipe my Arch install and go back to macOS

@LinuxLounge 99% of arch users are posers, one of the reasons I don't use it anymore
@LinuxLounge i hear what you are saying, but one of the main points of #arch is simplicity. Ubuntu and other distros adding buggy changes/complexity is what drove me to it years ago. Maybe "advanced" could have been in quotes instead.

@LinuxLounge Heck, if you're into stability you could also run !

@LinuxLounge I use both stable and rolling release distros on my laptop: Pop!_OS and Manjaro. If one thing doesn't run on one, it will on the other. Also, if something breaks during an upgrade, Timeshift is your friend.

@LinuxLounge this is a good point but tbh for desktop use & in my experience there’s more to gain from using a more actively updated distro like Fedora or Manjaro than there is to lose in stability - particularly if you use your PC for more than surfing the web.

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