So arch broke on me again but this timr unrepairable after much effort and advice and broke due to system being stupid rather than me being stupid (which is a first) and that was incredibly disrespectful to me so I will not use arch or any bleeding edge distro ever again in my life.
For my distro to change to, I want it to be:
Free as in freedom as much as possible excluding drivers that are required by my hardware.
Stable: cannot be bleeding.
Not outdated: I want stable but I also don’t want 2 years outdated packages.
Okay package base size: Doesn’t need to be chonky like the aur but reasonable. I will be running all garbage programs in a vm anyways.
No branding garbage: I don’t want the distro’s garbage logo and crap everywhere and if it is, it should at least be easily removable.
Good customisation: I won’t go as far as I did on arch but I do still want my system to be a little configurable like removing the DM without it crying.
That is my list.
Oh also no data collection by the distro AT ALL. If they have, I don’t want it to be forceful in me enabling and only opt-in. I will not use ubuntu btw because that is mad cringe.