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Jesse Barkdoll

Fedora. Believe it or not the RHEL family, including CentOS and Fedora, have given me the least trouble with setup and configuration out of the box for software development.

Iโ€™ve also had relatively positive experiences with Debian and Manjaro.

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Sakshat Author

Maybe it's time for you to try Mint. So many positive comments about it on this post. I'm almost tempted to try it out.

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Jesse Barkdoll

I have tried it. Itโ€™s a great starting distro to get acquainted with Linux. But I stay away from it due to my preference on package managers. I am not a big fan of apt, which Mint, Ubuntu, and Ubuntu-based distorts ship with.

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Sakshat Author

Yup I have the same issue, sticking to AUR for now

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Thomas Broyer

Ha ha, I stay away from CentOS et al. mostly due to my preference on package managers, I'm definitely not a fan of yum ๐Ÿ˜‰ Side note: at work, almost everyone stays away from CentOS ๐Ÿคท

Using Debian or Ubuntu LTS for servers, Arch on my laptop (fortunately, you don't go through the install steps too often ๐Ÿ˜‰ actually, we even just put the SSD in the new machine when changing laptops so you actually really go through the install steps once)

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Jesse Barkdoll

Thatโ€™s exactly it, haha. I like to think of distro flavors like ice cream. Pick the one you enjoy and just run with it.