I try all the shiny things. I have a box of hard drives (or, I did...) and another box of USB sticks, so I load 'em on a USB and try them. If I like it I put it on a disk and play with it till it breaks.MintBean wrote:I've hopped around a few distros over the years.
Started with Ubuntu for a couple of years then went back to Windows for the games. This was around a decade ago and there were hardly any commercial games on Linux.
Didn't return to Linux for quite a while, eventually dual booting with Mint around 3 years ago. Would have been back sooner but couldn't get anything to install on my laptop in the intervening years; or at least not with WiFi.
Soon dropped Windows and I've tried Antergos, Manjaro, MX-16, Solus, Bodhi, Deepin, Zorin and Elementary. For me, only Antergos and Manjaro were anywhere close to Mint but a part of that is probably down to the Cinnamon desktop which just does things the way I like. In the end I decided Antergos and Manjaro would only ever be something to play with for me as whilst I liked the more up-to-date software and packages, I never felt confident enough that the rolling releases wouldn't be corrupted after and update to leave Mint behind.
I'm done with the hopping for now, at least until the next shiny thing comes along.....
Mint don't break. At least not what I've done with it so far. Did have issues with 18 nit working the way I like on a couple things, but I have 2 17.3 installs, one for work and one for media and (knock knock) still intact.
Someone suggested Mint go Rolling Release.