Well, the computer where I first began my Manjaro journey has been changed to Linux Mint’s Debian Edition. Lately, I only use that desktop once in a blue moon and I got tired of having to do an update every time I booted it. I still have Manjaro on my main laptop, and am loving every second of it. No plans to switch there.
That being said, I am in awe of how solid LMDE 3 is. I only had to make a minor adjustment to network manager.conf and then I was up and running. Not bad for what is essentially a pure Debian fork from 2017. The software repos and flatpak support all work out of the box, and shockingly I got the latest cinnamon after the initial update. Compared to the standard release where everything stays pretty much the same. I’m really impressed with how stable and solid it is. (I know, Debian stability should be a given but you’d be surprised how many people run into issues.)
I’ll be sure to give the Mint team kudos on their forum as well, but I just wanted to share with you all, in case you have a machine lying around where rolling doesn’t cut it, and you want an Ubuntu-free experience. It’s not that I don’t like Ubuntu, it’s just I really, really do not want to do upgrades 3 times a year. Particularly on something that only starts up once or twice a month.