What are your favorite Distros?
Name as many as you want and - if you like - explain what makes your favorite Distros ideal for you.
As for me:
1. Xubuntu: Because it’s just made for me and my hardware. It runs perfectly smooth and fast, without hiccups or crashes. I like that it’s quite minimal out of the box, because I want a Distro I can customize and I don’t mind, spending some time on theming and setting it up. Up untill now, Xubuntu detected every piece of hardware I threw at it. The Ubuntu-base is also a plus because it offers a certain degree of stability (at least for me, and if I manage to don’t break it myself). All applications I need are available in the repos. Summarizing, Xubuntu feels like home and is the Distro I always return to, because it does what it’s supposed to and is just my safe space.
2. Debian: What I like about Debian is, that it can be everything I want it to be. It can be bloated or light-weight. It’s possible to use it on servers, laptops, desktops, you name it. Debian is rock-solid and has a large repository. It’s not based on another Distro but the daddy of so many others. For my part, when setting it up, I always choose the netinstall and build it from the ground up - and that’s so much fun. It obviously takes more time than e. g. Ubuntu but once it’s done it does a great job in just getting out of the way and never bothering me with anything ever again.
3. Solus: Solus was the first rolling release I tried, that didn’t break itself after the first or second update. In fact, I have it on a spare laptop for about six months now, and it still has not given me any problems whatsoever. It’s not another Distro based on Debian or Ubuntu and has it’s own package manager and DE. Budgie is easy and intuitive to use. The repository is considerably smaller than Debians but it certainly will grow over time and personally, I haven’t missed any applications yet, except Chromium.