Of course, we all know #1, though I am curious what are your top 5 distros in the order of what you prefer to use on a new device. I keep all 5 listed below on a Ventoy USB stick, just in case the need ever arises.
#3 Ubuntu Server
#4 Debian SID
Gonna have to pick what works ootb for me on this one. No biases.
LMDE ← changed from MX Linux because LMDE now has everything I need in a backup system
(For now I have only used these distros but since a few months ago I only use EndeavourOS)
I’ve never used anything else since I used EOS. The last other distro I used was back when I’m still a student in college (2013-2017), Ubuntu Gnome (discontinued), Linux Lite, Fedora and ElementaryOS.
EndeavourOS got me by the balls and I love it.
- Linux Mint
- Mabox Linux
- MX Linux
Only those I would bother to install on my machines.
And not in a particular order
Been on this block long enough that I have only one and that is my Daily. If that wasn’t what I wanted then at this point I would just make my own. However since I neither have the time nor the actual desire to maintain a distro (even if for ones self)
I guess to some and OS is like clothing but to me its not that interchangeable.
Hmmm, I can remember the last few I’ve used or installed for others
- EOS (and Arch)
- MX however have stopped using this lately as it is very bloated
Manjaro (for now, going to switch to EOS)
Besides the above i played a little with:
Haiku (OS2 clone/reincarnation)
ReactOS (Windows alternative)
I’ve used a few distros but two of those are not applicable in the sense of the word. RaspberryPi OS. Would never run this unless on a Raspberry Pi. I’ve also used Manjaro and, no. Not Manjaro.
So. That leaves me with 2 distros.
I left Ubuntu. Will not be going back.
If Endeavour would magically dissapear and I had to choose something else I’d go Arch. If no arch then I’d probably try both Void and Nix.
Apart from that, Debian I guess.
Seen this mentioned quite a bit, I might have to give it another go. The last time I tried it I just found there was too much already setup for me.
Same; I always have MXlinux in my ventoy usb drive to use as recovery tool to help family and friends when winBlows crash or get infected by viruses/rootkits.
It became bloated, but sometimes helpful…
I’m under the same opinion with MX I used to love using this and would often install it for others or just use it as a bit of a playground but these days too much bloat included
Arch / EndeavourOS
MX Linux (for 32bit architecture)
I know that’s more than 5 but I started counting at 0.