Открываю я такой OMG! Ubuntu!, а там на первой странице: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/arch-shangri-la-ubuntu-power-users
Ubuntu 14.04 is here and many of you will opt to wipe and reinstall Ubuntu for that fresh, new LTS smell. But I’m here to say: not so fast!
Though the name of the site has Ubuntu in it, another distribution stole my heart many years ago: Arch Linux.
Does this mean Arch is the right choice for every “power user” or everyone looking for a “fun” learning experience? Absolutely not.
Linux From Scratch and Gentoo offer their own unique challenges and learning opportunities as do a raft of alternative distributions that offer user-friendly UIs but with a different set of tools to learn – Fedora, openSUSE, and even a number of user-friendly Arch derivatives among them.
So while you’re sitting at your new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop or thinking about upgrading, maybe give Arch a go on a real or virtual machine.
Вот кстати забавно, что Дебиана в списке альтернатив Убунте нет.