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After much distro hopping from the most advanced to the most basic, I have finally landed on Solus. Despite being cutting-edge, everything just works and problems are extremely rare. Hell, Ubuntu has made more problems for me than Solus. Would recommend to Linux users who know their way around. See More
I haven't tried the others, but based on what I have read, Manjaro was the only Arch distro I wanted to even attempt. No regrets. Low system resources, good repository and you always have AUR if you want, too. Seems really fast, and highly configurable if you want to get your hands dirty. See More
Manjaro with Budgie preinstalled works well and has a good default look. See More
Mint comes bundled with software for browsing the web, editing pictures, browsing files, watching videos and even a full office suite (LibreOffice). An average user can use Mint right away after a fresh install, using all the software that comes with the distribution to complete most of their daily tasks. See More
The Linux Mint team offers a method to upgrade the OS between versions but they tend to recommend clean installs, which isn't always suitable for everyone. However, following the upgrade process currently is less than straightforward and is easily capable of leaving your system in a confused state. See More
Linux Mint uses the same installer as Ubuntu. It is very easy to use for beginners, and also allows more advanced users to choose their own partitions. Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop is highly customizable and can be made to look however preferred. See More
Long Term Support versions are versions of software that are continuously updated for an extended period of time, even after newer versions are launched. LTS versions will typically get feature additions and enhancements for an extended period of time, then security updates up until its End of Life. An LTS release should typically be considered good for at least 5 years. See More
Mint is highly recommended for both users coming from Windows, as well as users coming from Ubuntu, but unhappy with Ubuntu's recent, rather dramatic interface changes. Mint provides an updated interface with a look and feel similar to Gnome 2, with an application menu reminiscent of the Windows 7 Start Menu, with categorization and search. See More
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