Solus 4.1 Mate the winner among 10+ Distros on my PC

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  1. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    Solus 4.1 Mate the winner among 10+ Distros on my PC a Lenovo e540.

    I tried as of this posting 8/10 of the top ten Distros from Distrowatch. I only passed on Ubuntu & Fedora.

    I don't like tinkering too much anymore & Solus was the easiest of the great 8 + a few others.

    I tested all of them as Live Distros. I installed Solus on a 32GB flash drive from a Solus iso burned to a CD. I uninstalled my SSD first just to be safe.

    Anybody else here trialing or using Solus 4.1?
     
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  2. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    I have Solus Plasma installed.
     
  3. Gringo95

    Gringo95 Registered Member

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    These are nobody's 'top ten distros'. They are just the links with the highest number of clicks. Very misleading and always has been. I work with Linux on a daily basis and most of the real 'best' are towards the bottom of this list or not even on it at all.
     
  4. Gringo95

    Gringo95 Registered Member

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    Just a few things to bear in mind.

    This is after all just my opinion and as such carries no more weight than anyone else’s except it is based on real world usage across a wide variety of hardware and not just a few random VM installs.

    I admit to a heavy KDE bias.

    Some of my selections are currently experiencing development difficulties due to a combination of COVID-19 and the resultant economic fallout. This doesn’t preclude them now but it might do if this doesn’t change over the next few months. I always advise to check the forum comments for any related issues before deciding what to install. The base for ROSA for instance is now way out of date and Sabayon will only install reliably from one of the daily images which isn’t the recommended path to take.

    Distros in the DistroWatch click-top-ten I do recommend:

    MX (default Xfce only – not the KDE)
    Debian
    Zorin (Core and Lite)

    Better stuff lower down or not on the list at all:

    Q4OS
    Devuan (only for haters of systemd)
    BunsenLabs
    Voyager
    Sabayon
    ROSA
    Neptune
    BigLinux
    Calculate
    Redcore
    TTOS

    Standout for ease of use:

    BlackPanther OS (position #18:cool:
     
  5. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    @Gringo95 -- of the distros you listed, which ones are receiving strong support by developers so that they are likely to have "staying power"?
     
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