"I had some good time with the Red Hat. Then the KDE side of the
world looked more appealing, and I had some off-and-on relationship
with Mandrake (Mandriva) and Mepis. It was PCLinuxOS who finally
won my heart; since 2005 it always sits on one of my PCs. I still
do a lot of distro-hopping but never use my PCLinuxOS partition for
that purpose. It feels home.
"It was a pioneer desktop distribution in its early years, of
course there was Mepis (Mepis still is my second choice for its
out-of-box usability and Debian stability). Later many desktop
wanna-be's merged in the Linux Desktop (Ubuntu and its clan,
Fedora, OpenSuse, Sabayon and lot lot more) leading to great
divisions in mindshare. Also came along thousands of OSS blogs,
forums and websites that regularly register news, events and
releases related to linux distributions."