My beloved work machine has had a well maintained Arch installation for years now.

Despite my most recent maintenance efforts, it's dogging a bit. It's 6 years old now and I've only replaced the battery in the machine so far.

Last night's memtest went well. Next will be hard drive testing and and coolant re-pasting for the GPU/CPU.

If things don't seem a little better I may have to give the old drive a solid format and reinstall. (1/2)

Which leaves me in a position I have not been in for quite some time.

Do I rice my install? Install Arch with a clean slate? Or do I dare try something else?

Last time I tried Fedora and it did not make me happy.

I heard recently on Linux Unplugged that OpenSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed are two of the most underrated distros.

I'm reading that Tumbleweed in particular has started to earn the respect and even capture the hearts of other Arch users for its reliability/stability.

Do you have an opinion on SUSE?


Also @jupitersignal is amazing. Checkout - it's a good unfiltered podcast for a morning walk.

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@trevdev @jupitersignal

The latest episode of "Destination Linux" also covered underrated distros and spent a lot of time talking about OpenSUSE Leap and Tumbleweed. May want to give that a listen as well.

@samir @jupitersignal Wait! Hold on, that may have been the episode I heard.

I shouldn't just leave my podcast list on autoplay

@trevdev @jupitersignal ha ha! I’m sure the Linux Unplugged crew will appreciate the shout out either way! 👍

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