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#3885 Name: Anonymous  0min
Anything that uses the Linux-libre kernel.
#3886 Name: Anonymous  3h
Been using Arch on desktop and Void on my laptop. Planning on changing desktop to Void too.
Void is a great distro, I highly recommend it.

Would you use Debian if it wasn't for workstation? Also, what do you think about the Debian repository?
#3887 Name: Anonymous  3h
Why do you want to switch? After years of switching around I just stick to Debian Stable and Ubuntu LTS now, plus Alpine in containers. That said, it is worth checking out openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release), Tiny Core Linux (small) and OpenWrt (specialized). You can install them in a VM and leave your main Linux intact. Also be sure to give Haiku and DragonFly BSD a look to see how different things can be.
#3888 Name: Anonymous  15h
Distro choice is mainly important for learning, hobby reasons, and specialized technical applications. Its importance is usually exaggerated greatly.
Debian is a decent choice when you're used to Ubuntu, given that Ubuntu is based on Debian. It's a pretty flexible distro, too.
Arch is a typical hobbyist's distro. Its lack of an installer is driven more by elitism than by technical reasons. This is not necessarily a bad thing. The AUR is nice.
I currently use Debian on all my personal systems, but I installed Ubuntu at my last job, and I found that it made very little difference now that I no longer spend much time tinkering with my system. I've settled into a routine, with my own set of software and configurations and scripts that are easily portable.
When you're still tinkering a lot there's value in just trying many different distros. You could choose to keep a system partition available for reformatting and try a new distro every other weekend.
#3889 Name: Anonymous  16h
I use Manjaro because it's Arch for idiots. The repositories are more curated and updated in releases so nothing breaks, and it has access to the AUR, so it's everything I want.