I had played with a lot of different distros through the years as secondary OS’s to Windows. When Windows 10 came out, I’d decided not to upgrade and to use a Linux distro as my main and just use Windows 7 for anything Linux couldn’t handle (games and such).
I settled on Ubuntu Mate Edition (I was mostly familiar with Ubuntu/Debian based distros). At one point not long after installing, the Mate toolbar broke. Not just once but a couple of times destroying my setup. I was annoyed.
I noticed that while doing anything intensive (updating for example) the system would take very excessive time to switch to already open windows and really didn’t seem happy having to do more than one task at a time. I was more annoyed.
Finally, I started noticing how it seemed to take an extra beat or two before clicks registered, not a massively long time, just enough to where I always felt like I was waiting.
So I decided I’d make a new partition and test drive replacements for Ubuntu Mate. Over to Distrowatch I went to find a candidate and noticed Antergos petty high in the rankings.
I’d heard of Arch of course but never attempted to install it. I had played with Chakra in the past for a bit (I think it was Arch based with KDE then. It definitely used some Arch pieces. Pacman for installing, updating etc, Arch Repos).
So, I installed Antergos, loved the OS boot screen, loved the Antergos log-in screen (good first impressions) loved how much snappier everything was and never looked back.
I still have that Ubuntu partition, but never use it. It’s an emergency back-up at this point. I thought about using it for other distos I’d like to play around with to see what they’re like. Something like Void or Hawaii or Devuan.
I’m just very content with my Antergos right now. No real issues, does everything I need.
Thanks for all your good work Devs, Mods, Contributors!