*nix users... QUESTION...
After a year of Win8.1 (had to support it, so figured I better learn it inside and out) I'm going back to linux on my desktop. What distro is the current hotness? I want lean, mean, fast and customizable. Preferably a fork of Debian/Ubuntu (not a huge Red Hat fan)
I tried eOS (elementary)- it was nice, but it was trying too hard to be OSX, which I don't really care much for anyway, and it seemed like it wanted to fight me on getting some things customized just the way I like... probably because I'm just not used to the environment.
I liked Mint the last time I used it, but I'm leaning towards Xubuntu or Lubuntu for the speed and minimalism. I'm not a big fan of Unity so straight Ubuntu is probably not an option unless it has vastly improved.
Are there any others I should check out? I've heard good things about Mageia, but it's a fork of Mandriva which I have zero experience with. #linux #ubuntu #lubuntu #xubuntu #mageia