Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, SUSE, openSUSE. Those are the distro’s you would use in a business and that we should probably focus on most if you want Linux DESKTOP to succeed. And I’m just talking about more serious users like developers, content creators, 3d printers and even people who type stuff all day like documents and emails for work. Because that’s desktop use. Watching movies, youtube videos etc. on your desktop/laptop is WEIRD. That’s not something average people do.
We are TOTALLY missing the point when we talk about average “what is a start menu?” people. They only use phones and tablets. The most serious thing they will use is a Chromebook. But we don’t seem to be focusing on that. And sure, people use Windows 10/MacOS but that’s because they already bought something like that in the past. New users would be better off with a Chromebook. Right now distro’s like Mint, Pop!_OS, Manjaro, Solus etc. are still relevant because users are used to Windows/MacOS but will they still be in the future? Businesses don’t take them serious. They want the Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SUSE and openSUSE stuff. So the hobbyists and average users are left. For hobbyists? yes. For average users? no.
My nephew doesn’t want a Windows 7 OS like Mint. He wants something like ChromeOS. But we don’t have a serious alternative to that while my nephew is the future. GalliumOS is not something like ChromeOS. We need a locked down OS with a similar layout that syncs your stuff to Nextcloud instances and things like that instead of Google Drive. We don’t need Linux Mint for the average user in the future. It’s too powerful.
Pine64 is the only one who gets it I guess. But Manjaro is way too powerful for a device like a Pinebook (Pro). Just put a ChromeOS copy on there without the Google stuff but with Nextcloud etc.