Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?

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Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?

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I am switching out distros on my laptop - the only machine I can use for two weeks - because 19.whatever is the one that plays more games.

I am on LMDE3 normally, except all my gaming rigs are packed up and this laptop is literally the only thing I can use, after water leaked in and destroyed my studio. Nothing was destroyed, but the space is unusable and likely to leak again. The only thing I am willing to keep down here until I move is this cheap laptop.

So because water destroyed my environment, I am installing Linux Mint 19.2 Xfce edition.

What is the strangest reason you ever switched a linux distribution?
19.3 Cinnamon
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Re: Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?

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Dunno, I think that's going to be tough to beat.
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Re: Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?

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Poor language support (Manjaro).
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A couple of cases that come to mind.... I didn't (and still don't) really like the green theme of Mint, and rather than spending the time needed to make Mint look like something else i installed PepperMint. All the same tools I'm used to with a better (to my eyes) color scheme. But for some reason, I don't seem to stay with Peppermint for long (having installed it a couple of times in the past) until I move on to something else. In this case it was MX-17.

On another occasion some years ago, the SSD in my laptop that was running AntiX died, and wanting to try something different, I install Linux Mint, and stuck with it.
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Obscure reason. Those dots on ubuntu. OMG THE DOTS.
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Fedora - spent less time with it then it took to install - why ? ? ? . . . . . . no reason, just did not "feel" right. :?
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Not the smallest reason, but when Unity desktop came to Ubuntu, I got a strong reason to abandon Ubuntu. :lol:
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Same reason as administrollaattori
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Yeah Unity and Gnome are quite beneath me..... for tablets Unity could be great (neva actually tried it mind you) but gnome is becoming dumber by the year.
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