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Too Many Linux Distributions?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Edward78, 28 Sep 2021.

  1. Ice Tea

    Mobster

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    Ubuntu LTS / LMDE or Debian stable , most of the updates for years (between version updates) are just bug fixes.
     
  2. wesley

    Sgarrista

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    I'm using Ubuntu LTS
     
  3. Ice Tea

    Mobster

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    What i tend to find with LTS is more of a case of software becoming out of date rather than bugs.
     
  4. Edward78

    Soldato

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    Be easier if everyone & their Grandma wouldn't release one.

    The point of the vid., IMO.
     
    Last edited: 10 Oct 2021
  5. [email protected]

    Capodecina

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    A lot of them are niche, most newbies will go with Ubuntu or mint.
     
  6. Talasour

    Gangster

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    Location: Durham, UK

    Jumped distro quite a bit these past couple of years but been using Manjaro KDE this past week on my Thinkpad x220 and it's been great.
     
  7. Edward78

    Soldato

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    Been thinking about moving to Manjaro MATE, but just found out that secure boot will cut all but Windows 11 & Ubuntu out. i can't stay with 10 forever. Well I could, but not a smart choice.
     
  8. pete910

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    Why does secure boot cut Manjaro out ?

    Working here, Or am I mixing something up?
     
  9. Edward78

    Soldato

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    Oh, I found something saying you have to do some editing to make it work.
     
  10. pete910

    Mobster

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    Wonder if its this TPM thing that maybe an issue! :confused:
     
  11. Edward78

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    Last edited: 17 Oct 2021
  12. InfiniteNoise

    Wise Guy

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    Having too many distros to pick from can be daunting, but I don't see an issue with it, especially if you just stick with top 10 distros (and other popular distros based on them) and ignore the rest.

    For over a decade I've mainly used Ubuntu based distros, usually Xubuntu and Ubuntu Budgie depending on the system I'm installing them on, but recently I've switched to Arch + KDE plasma desktop, it's pretty nice and comfortable to use.
     
  13. Stelly

    Don

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    Location: Liverpool

    Normally the better distros will raise to the top and be better known, the ones that are rubbish you never really hear about

    Stelly
     
  14. kohlditz

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    Location: London innit

    I use Ubuntu current, 21.10 atm. I'm a sysadmin so we mostly use Alpine, but there's bits of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS kicking around so desktop Ubuntu is a bit less hassle.
     
  15. Lysander

    Capodecina

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    Well, this is interesting. I find it fascinating how Arch-based distros have better gaming results.

    I have been considering moving from Ubuntu to Manjaro, since I know nothing about Arch, in the hope that I can play Elder Scrolls Online, since it doesn't work for me in Ubuntu due to consistent graphical glitches. But who knows.
     
  16. jrwagh333

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Aug 2008

    Posts: 5,697

    Been an Ubuntu user for the past for years but going to be jumping over to Manjaro this weekend to give it a spin.

    Really like the idea that it's a rolling release