I’ve been using Linux for the past 10 years come October (I feel really odd about that, because there’s still 10 billion things to learn…) Anyhow, so far it’s been Ubuntu or it’s derivatives, and usually just the standard issue. I’ve never liked the idea of a rolling release platform, because of how hard I have sometimes fought to get something working, then have it broken half a year later by an update, and imagining this would happen at a much more rapid pace with something like Arch/Manjaro
Anyhow. Due to canonicals recent announcement, I have a sour taste in my mouth when I use Ubuntu, i really liked Unity (which I am guessing is not a popular thing to say here) and i really do not like Gnome 3. But I’ve been using elementary for a while now, and even with it’s appeal, it is very… Locked down for a Linux system and the UI can’t be manipulated much. Disliking that, i once again downloaded Manjaro KDE to try it out, and though I’ve always recented KDE (though it’s quite pretty) I found that I might actually like it better than I do pantheon. So there.
And then there are all the claims of Manjaro being very stable despite it being rolling release (i was looking to run OpenSUSE tumbleweed, but I couldn’t start the livedisc due to my computer having an nvidia GPU, so it is kind of a no go)
I’m going to give Manjaro a go, and I do hope to be pleasantly surprised. I’m going to be installing it on an ASUS UX32VD with a core i7-3770u (or something cpu) and 10 GB’s of RAM. I look forward to seeing what it has to offer and finding out whether I’ll be staying away from Ubuntu for now.
Looking forward to talking to you guys, and whining for advice every now and then