Greetings for everyone!
I don't know if I'm writting to the right section, please forgive me if not, but this is the first time I'm creating a topic on this forum!
My question seems simple for the first sight, but it's a little complicated.
Which distribution should I chose?
There are 3 options:
Here are my most important point of view:
-full ability to customize the desktop/themes/panels (e.g. fully remove the existing ones)/icons, etc... comfortable usage is very important for me
-good hardware support like networking, and sound
-the ability to install the latest (stable) version of softwares + a wild scale of the avaible programs/packages + easy install of programs
-fast and stable
-good media support (e.g. easy usage of my mp3/avi/etc files, and flash videos)
-mail/messaging and others integration to notification area, and indicators
-good for programming/developing. Generally I develop in C/C++, openGL, Java, Python, Assembly, Flash, Shell script (sometimes Lisp, Pearl, C#), building PHP + MySQL webcontents, etc...
-prefered DMs are Gnome2 and XFCE4
-easy backup of the / and save it to /home, + sync, and restore
-Dropbox and Ubuntu one autosync
Here are the optional points:
-nice and helpful community
-compatible with my Samsung Galaxy Ace android phone and iPod shuffle
I'm searching for a distro for studying (university), work (programming), casual home usage (movies, music, internet, mail), which is stable, fast and knows the attributions above.
Packard Bell EasyNote TM85
Core i3 CPU
Radeon HD5470 GPU
To make the choice more easy for me, my idea is to give marks
for each points/each distros on a ten scale.
Like a poll, just separated to a few points.
I'm using Linux Distros since Ubuntu 7.10, and tried out many-many kind of distros, but now these 3 ones left to chose. I hate Ubuntu's new Unity and Gnome Shell, tried Linux Mint, but wasnt "professional enough" for me.Tried openSUSE, but didn't like it. BackTrack5, Fedora (some old version), and so on, but still couldn't find the "Best One" for me.
I would be very happy, if you could help me! And please justificate your answer!
I'm waiting for your answers, and other suggestions are welcomed too, if well explained.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!