So what is the best Linux distro after all?
@gka Personally, even though I'm a distro-hopper, I almost always come back to OpenSUSE. Not sure why, maybe familiarity? I've tried a lot of them too. I feel it's a good mix of GUI based desktop and old-school Linux, with lots of new things too.
As far as DE, I mostly stick with Gnome, but do switch to Budgie. The latter seems to have gotten much better since I first tried it a couple of years ago.
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