Any thoughts on which distro is better for a intermediate user?
I'm not quite sure if I shall go with openSUSE, Mageia or Debian
once you get past the issues of packages not being touched (for better or worse) and rpmfusion being a pain in the arse when it stops maintaining packages, it's actually one of the better bleeding edge distros out there
Depends on what you want to do with your system and what you consider an 'intermediate' user to be.
In my own continual debate I always seem to arrive back on Ubuntu Gnome simply because ultimately it gets out of my way and lets me get shit done.
OK so I'm back from a quick Google & YouTube search, Fedora looks (so far) good btw love KDE
And as far as I was able to notice there is no difference whatsoever on the looks the biggest one is basically with openSUSE since they have themed their shit and it looks good, I know that the real difference is under the hood with package management & stuff, will fedora get my shit done? Because I'll love something that is mid way usable out of the box or that at least will not need so much maintenance cus I'm going to start college for IT security (any way might keep windows as dual boot just in case)
Been arround with Ubuntu but I will love to use something a lill bit more basic distro
personally for my base install I would go for ubuntu, centos or fedora, and then build virts of the other linux distros you wanted to try.
Build a virt of gentoo and you will learn a lot about linux in general.
Well tnx guys I'll try out Fedora and get the virts going if I don't find my self comfortably enough, just to quick recap Ubuntu, Fedora & CentOs are the most stable ones for everyday usage?
>btw love KDE
Manjaro. It has a KDE version and I have had no issues whatsoever running it.
It's based on Arch, but it's quite user friendly and once you get the hang of AUR and the like it's no big deal.