The Paradox of Choice and neurotic behavior. Distro hopping is a rite of passage in Linux-dom. I've worn the same leather shoe manufacturer, style and color to work every day for the past 15 years. I go through a pair every 5 years. I'm on my feet 12hrs a day. They're not cheap, nor perfect, but they fit/stretch and I grow into each pair. I still haven't settled on a pair of jeans yet. Sometimes things don't feel "right". T-shirts are pretty easy to fit. It's took me some time to find the right shoe though.figueroa wrote: ↑Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:31 pmAndy's opinion: If one wants to get any computer work done, compulsive distro hopping isn't good for the user. The only thing one masters is is how to hop which leads to interminable dissatisfaction. A bit of exploring for the sake of learning and/or seeking, once one has committed to, has stabilized, and has learned how to maintain a primary OS for getting one's work done, some distro hopping may be healthy play or a big waste of time.
I spent my first 2.5 years in Linux distro hopping until I settled on Arch as my daily driver for the past 2 years. MX16 was great, and have been lurking here since then, but Debian based distros always felt foreign to me. When I found myself searching for answers related to Linux, I found myself on the Arch Wiki more often than not, so why not use Arch? But I maintain 6 Linux installs for family and friends, and Arch is silly to recommend. I've since wiped out the Ubuntus and all their paper-cuts, and even my Arch laptop for MX. I should be using what I recommend. I still roll Arch on my desktop, but I also dual boot MX and could easily live with antiX if/when my Haswell desktop hardware becomes "obsolete". Aptitude still feels like a grey-bearded black arts foreign language compared to Pacman, but I'm really enjoying learning something new. At least my lizard brain is more malleable than my feet. Ideally, a Linux distro should offer tools for those new and experts to Linux. I've had zero issues with antiX/MX. Plug and play. USB persistence/MX Tools has to be some of the coolest things in Linux-dom and saved my daughter's impossible to install Linux HP W10 notebook.
The devs, forum community and the documentation primarily define a Linux distro. I really love what the MX/antiX community has done to curate, improve and recreate Debian into a really awesome distro. I'm happy to learn a new init and what MX/antiX has to offer.