[–] [deleted] 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

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[–] 5180303? 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I agree it looks dumb and people can talk about Linux stuff here.

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[–] Disappointed [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

The sidebar is left over from the last mod who was active about 9 months ago. I pretty much agree with you here. I could move the linked active subs down to related subverses, if enough people agree as well. I'll leave this thread stickied for another 5 days and see what people say.

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[–] 5191776? 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I would prefer them moved.

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[–] Cuckbot 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yep and instead of linking to subs you could link to the wiki for each distro which would be far more useful than a dead sub.

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[–] Stinkieroldgoat 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Ubuntu MATE

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[–] 5189730? 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Arch systemd-free

Arch Linux, but no systemd. Not for the faint. Conveniently, now there are ISOs offered so you can install Arch with OpenRC from the start. Previously you had to convert an existing installation, like some kit-car. Mostly this is a 3rd party repo with OpenRC and supporting packages.

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[–] Disappointed [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I know this is ages on but I was editing this thread and read your comment again and realized I forgot to add the Archlinux systemd-free method. It's down the bottom under the special category.

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[–] Rhalt 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Netrunner Rolling/Manjaro.

I know they literally just failed to renew a SSL certificate again and are essentially taking Mint's haphazard security attitude and seeing how long they can get away with it, but fuck me this shit works so well. Going to 16.04 *buntu was throwing so many problems my way and I didn't have time to understand what was going on. I was about to say fuck it and go back to openSUSE Leap as even if it's "weird" to me, at least it was rock solid, but I had a Netrunner USB on hand and thought why not.

I have less than zero regrets, and use Manjaro on my work laptop and have Netrunner at home. I was nervous about going to an Arch based distro, and my impressions were laughably false. I'm sure regular Arch takes a brain and time, but with the Calamares installer and the AUR, I went from a broken clean 16.04 Kubuntu install, having spent hours on the bitch already, to having everything I needed within an Hour and a Half of a clean install of Netrunner.

I'm really hoping I can work less often and play with Arch itself, even if I doubt I have the time to ever daily drive it. If nothing else I'll be ripping MATE or Raspbian off one of my Pi 3's in the future to play with Arch ARM.

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[–] effusive_ermine 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

If you're listing Xubuntu then you may as well add Lubuntu. Some of us want a lightweight desktop, but don't care for Xfce.

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[–] Disappointed [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Xubuntu is more of a welterweight now as well, so if someone is looking at the better performance option Lubuntu is the better bet of the two.

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[–] DrBunsen 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Debian

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[–] Disappointed [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That one's already linked in the main distros on the sidebar.

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[–] DrBunsen 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

True, but the title let says user recommended Distribution and I recommend Debian.

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[–] Disappointed [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I should add the Void recommendation is from here: https://voat.co/v/Linux/comments/1032433/5158534 by @luckyguy

Also Void is pretty cool. It's like Arch in that most packages are super up to date but the core packages are kept more stable with less frequent updates. It has it's own minimilist boot system to replace systemd. The package manager is more filled out than Arch so you are less dependent on an AUR. Things like cdm can be found in the standard package manager.

I would say it's more like Arch than not Arch though.

which nudged me along into making this thread.

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[–] 5181039? 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Voyager Live: http://voyagerlive.org/

Kubuntu: https://www.kubuntu.org/

Puppy Linux: http://puppylinux.org/

Bodhi Linux: http://www.bodhilinux.com/

I've tried out or used all these in the last few months and would recommend them all.

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