Distro recommendation

I’m having problems with Manjaro again, always after those big updates. Anyway, I’m moving from Manjaro since it seems it will not work (authorization isn’t working properly). I already tried Ubuntu before (used it for 3 months), but moved on since file management in Ubuntu is pretty bad (had to use terminal to copy files and format drives because system wouldn’t recognize me as administrator). I’ve been using Manjaro for 4 months and it’s really good, the update problems ruin it.

Anyway, I was thinking of moving on to something like Linux Mint, Debian or Fedora. I wanted something with support and with people that care for the code. What do you guys suggest? I ask because I don’t want to encounter another distro changing problem with my next distro.


Would you mind telling a few things about your computer usage?

  • Do you play lots of games or do graphics work?
  • Are you a programmer or just like to make bigger tweaks to your system?
  • Do you prefer having the latest features or would you rather have your applications work the same for >1 year?
  • Preferred desktop environment?
  • Enjoy working with the terminal or prefer a GUI?
  • Are those 3+4 months your total Linux experience?

I don’t play a lot of games. I dual boot with windows to run windows exclusive software and Elder Scrolls Online

I’m still learning programming and I don’t make big tweaks to the system. I avoid Windows because it’s proprietary and invasive.

I would rather have things working. I downgrade many software I use.

I only saw XFCE in videos. Ubuntu is Gnome, right? I prefer KDE.

I prefer a GUI for some and a terminal for others. CLI programs are good and simpler to run on a terminal, but doing stuff that require lots of arguments can get messy and mess things up too.


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