What distros have you been testing recently?

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I've actually been running a lot of my VM of Freespire and Void. Drastically different style systems, and totally different reasons why I wouldn't be willing to put either on one of my bare iron systems. But they're both pretty nice OS's...for what they are.
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Gave up on Freespire as their attitude means its not worth the time. Peppermint has many of the same features with a responsive and fun community.
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There is a surprising amount of hate for Peppermint in various forums. I don't quite get why, but it's definitely a polarizing OS.
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Thats interesting as I havent run into any hate for Peppermint. Its generally seen as a good distro in my travels.
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I've seen a lot of hate on it in the r/linuxquestions subreddit, and on linuxquestions.org site.
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Any single forum can get onto a tangent about a distro depending on whos posting. I assume you travel as many forums as I do and overall Peppermint is seen as a good distro with a solid support community. I was in the Mint forums the other day and they were discussing Peppermint without issues. Everybody compares distros and preferences create divisions at times. Honestly the only distro I see a lot of negative comments about and their forums is Arch. Everyone says their documentation is great but then all the niggles start to come out in spades.
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Well, how can you NOT talk down about the Arch community? Even as much as I love Arch as an OS, I despise the community for how intolerant and unwelcoming to new users they are.
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Whats interesting though is Debian is the second most talked down distro I see in forums. My travels include, Arstechnica, Anandtech, Techspot, LXer, and various distro specific forums.
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Oddly, despite going on 15 years as Debian as my primary OS, I've NEVER had an account on the Debian forums. But I do hear that same thing.
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Third most takled down distro in my experience is Fedora in general tech forums.
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