I'm new here, thought I would introduce myself and ask a couple of general questions about Manjaro. Please be gentle with me
I am fairly new to Linux, a novice. Came over from Windows, because I hated all of that tracking and 'phone home' junk, them 'owning' the OS you had bought and you are just 'renting' it ... well I am sure you all know what I mean.
Anyway, I am currently using Mint, and it is a good OS don't get me wrong. But I installed 17.3 Rosa. They are up to 19.3 (not sure of the 'codename') and so I am running into a lot of limitations now with new versions of software, etc.
I hate having to do clean new reinstalls which everyone advises over 'upgrading' the OS over in the Mint forums. Have read it goes fine for some, a nightmare for others. That was one of the good things about Windows, you just did the updates and could go for years on the current version - and I have to admit going to a new version is handled pretty smoothly by them.
So then I heard about rolling-releases like Manjaro. So I was checking out the site, reading up about it. I had read that in Linux, rolling releases in general can be a pain with a lot of breakage and having to fix things, etc. But on the Manjaro site, it states that a lot of effort is put into avoiding this breakage, as much as possible anyway.
So I am thinking if I am going to have back everything up and do a new install anyway, maybe I should try out Manjaro. But I am old and although I used to be pretty good on a command line and getting around in an OS (started out in DOS) and I used to be pretty interested in 'messing around' with software and learning new stuff, now I am more interested in it just working so I can do my thing and have one less thing to worry about.
So I was wondering if I could get some opinions about whether you folks think Manjaro would be a good fit for me, or if I should just stick to a 'stable release' type distro (probably stick with Mint but might go to Ubuntu). Thanks, sorry I got so long winded.