I used to have Windows but my worries about the direction Microsoft is taking (Killing MeGoo with the Nokia Deal, Windows 10, ...) got me to dual boot Mint for around two years now.
After starting my little 3D Art and Design Studio in 2017 I began searching for a stable, rolling Linux Distro to make it my daily driver and to stop dual booting for higher stability.
I tested Manjaro and found it to be to unstable and therefor to risky as a workhorse.
Now I'm testing Solus because programs I use daily like:
Steam (for Substance Painter and Designer)
I still have to:
- Get a good Windows 8.1 virtualization to work for (Affinity Photo and Designer) with Drag n Drop and all that jazz.
Get Google Drive to work
Get UE4 and Unity to work
Get my Brother DCP 7060D printer to work.
Need to find out why Solus is getting slower and how to fix it.(I tested a lot of stuff, and have a lot off dependent packages now floating around) .
Why some Notifications are not fully visible, and not clickable. For example "..ervice is not running. Exiting."
How to make a Back Up Point
Get the proprietary Nvidia Drivers to work
- how beautiful and simple Solus is out of the box
How stable it seams to be for a rolling release
How up to date the packages are that I need for my work unlike in LMDE I also considered for example.
I'm not a programmer, but the clean packages seams to me to be a promising way moving forward. I expect Solus to grow and become a major Distro because of it. That is important for me because I'm not a Distro hopper I want a machine to work on not to work on getting a machine to work basically.
- That it is much harder to find good new User tutorials for basic stuff (Like you have tones of for Mint for example)
That some new user functionality is missing, like searching for unused packages an deleting them (because as a newbie I have to test out a lot to get the hang of the system).