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Best GNU/Linux distros

NOTE: In the event that you somehow haven't seen the note on my homepage, the page and these articles are currently work in progress, so if you happen to come right at the time of me developing this, you'll be wondering why sentences are incomplete and there are only like 2 items. This is work in progress.

So, I have come across many GNU/Linux distros. This list covers what, in my opinion, the best GNU/Linux distros are.

Note: This list might change in the future.

2. Salix OS

This GNU/Linux distro is a fork of Slackware which just has the stuff you need instead of a million applications per task. Salix is one of the few remaining GNU/Linux distros that follows the UNIX philosophy, where there should be one application per task, and that application should do it well.

I would put this at number one, but there are some massive problems, such as on an old Intel computer I had, X not being able to find my screen and not starting, no matter what I did, or on another computer, the touchpad just freezing entirely and having to resort to using a mouse, those sort of things.

1. Artix OS

This is by far the best GNU/Linux distro that I have ever used. It is just Arch, but without the Systemd (why does Systemd even exist). A while ago, the devs of arch decided that it was a good idea to put Systemd into their OS. A few awesome developers decided to take it upon themselves to fork Arch and make a new version.

Hence, Artix was born.

At the moment, I am using the version that uses OpenRC, out of all the ones I've tested, it's the fastest one. It's what this article is being written with. Unless I find a much better distro, this is the one I'm staying with. But there are some problems, and people using an AMD CPU, listen up. One of the problems is that when you upgrade your system after doing "sudo pacman -Syu", it updates your kernel to Linux 5.11.something. This bricked my computer multiple times, it wouldn't boot, it would be stuck on "loading initial ramdisk", then I figured it was that kernel causing this trouble, so I downgraded to the Linux Long Term Support kernel by doing "sudo pacman -S linux-lts" and then "grub-mkconfig" and then "grub-update". My computer has been working ever since, no trouble. So if you're fine with resolving these problems, then I feel that you should give this a try.

Update: All you have to do now is "sudo pacman -S linux-lts" because it automatically does the other steps now if you decide to downgrade to the Linux LTS kernel.

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