I wish to share 20 years of thought about Linux! 15 July 2018, 20:52:26 So my first experience with GNU/Linux was back in 1997. It was RHL 4.9 "Mustang", replaced almost immediately with 5.0 "Hurricane" that was the stable release. I got the idea from hanging with some guys on EFnet.Well, I replaced that shit, and it was pretty shitty at the time for home usage, with Slackware!I probably used it 3.x-4.0 ... Sources... I liked it. But I was not big C/C++ a programmer and got messy with the builds. It didn't work for me. Then FreeBSD became a favorite for some time, I dual booted it with NT 4.x and Win2000 for quite some time, had very nice uptimes, maybe over a year with bitchx open.Fast forwarding... I work for 12 years in the internet industry, quite a lot of infrastructure work, but the main work is backend system development, APIs, data analytics, programming.I tried many distros during this years, both for home and work.Arch, Fedora, Mint, Gentoo, Debian at home/work computer.CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, Arch for production servers.For home, I like Gentoo very much, but compile times on updates and installs killing me and my system, so I switched back to Arch where I can "enjoy" both worlds, and still keep an updated system for development.And this is the time to say something about systemd, RedHat were the ones who pushed this into the industry. Btw, no one except RedHat based had to replace the init with systemd, still many distros switched.I'll tell something, from the prospective of IT/devops systemd on production servers is a blessing in many ways, I'm glad my production instances have systemd, it just makes my life easy, and the life of cloud providers as well.But here's the important point, it was never made for home usage, and actually, I don't remember anyone wanting this, still, for some reason projects like Debian also made a switch? Why? ahh.. Ubuntu - a shitstorm of packages - and someone dares to release as "server" version.One leader makes a horrible mistake, everyone to follow, and Arch btw made the switch pretty fast as well- before them.I'm not sure that was a bad decision for Arch... but I don't see anyone running an Arch production instance on the Cloud... so... yeah.So today I run Arch at home, and Arch at work when it's possible, and CentOS on the production servers.But here's what I wish I had in the Linux world when it comes both for desktop, servers, and gaming:Arch like disto, with or without systemd, but one that would be easy to maintain on the cloud - tools.A mistake in a configuration of a production instance can cost millions.Security on top - but no SELINUX!Good support for everything related to gaming and GPU, I fact, I develop a lot of AI/ANN stuff with the GPU and the availability of latest graphics libraries that I need is something ONLY Arch (and Gentoo) provides right nowUnlike Arch, a combined package manages that supports both binary and source packages, multiple ABIs, and multiple major (or even minor) versions (python2/python3, php54/php72)An easy install process that anyone can just run default without too much hassle, it's a big issue for Arch - it's hard to convince someone to installI probably have few more points, but would very much like to hear what you guys think about this. were my points valid? I think one of the most important things for developers like me, is to have the same system for local and production, it just saves a lot of time. unfortunately this is not an option today, because stuff I explained. If this is something you all also share, I really would like to contribute the effort for making a new GNU/Linux distro.