For those who've used Linux for more than 10 years, which distro have you used the longest and why?
Looking at various Linux forums, it seems to me that desktop aesthetics, compatibility with hardware and software, and stability are key to such decisions. Yet desktop environment and aesthetics aren't necessarily deal makers for me. I prefer functionality, speed, stability, and compatibility over glitz. More important, I look carefully at longevity, that is, which distros have been around the longest and why, and are they likely to be around 10 years from now?
System 76 Pangolin: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Manjaro 0.8.12 Xfce/Cinnamon 64-bit
iMac 21.5: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz, dual boot Mac OS 10.6.9 and Manjaro 0.8.12 Xfce/Cinnamon 64-bit
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