wolfden wrote:I guess I'm not familiar with Mageia 2 at all. I'm surprised it so popular and I haven't heard of it. That is another problem, so many distros out there and keep popping up daily it's hard to get noticed and easily forgotten.
Half the Mandriva team is/was involved in Mageia, it was started when they got fired because Mandriva was in bad papers.
It is a nice distro, but proprietary drivers have to be installed afterwards.
When they started they went to their userbase and did a poll how they would like Mageia to evolve. The team setup is still very democratic and they involve their users how they would like to see the roadmap of their distro evolve.
I tried almost any distro out there. Tried Mint a few times but it never got me. Liked Kubuntu with some tweaks more..
Do not know what Mint offers more then other distros like SuperOS
, Linux Deepin
and such which are better then Mint in a certain way.
Many distros are good. But most distros are like with French wine. You have tasted one and you have tasted most of them.
Do not understand how and why TuxRadar selects Mint.
I like the ones that are not afraid to be different or offer something new ore be controversial like Pear Linux
My favourites next to Sabayon are :Comfusion
(because how you can change the start menu with look-changer
which Sabayon should have too
(website not always available)MoonOS
and let not forget Pardus
I had these in multiboot, but finally went for Sabayon to avoid all the work with upgrades etc because of being a rolling distro and although out of the box is not out of the box when it is Linux I think Sabayon despite it requires some non automated maintenance is the best Linux solution so far.