I don’t know if it is just me but after starting to use Linux I’ve increased my productivity a lot.
My brain was trained by windows OS that this is how a window manager should be and other WMs are strange.
I have used Ubuntu for a long time and it did show me workspaces but my then windows brain ignored it. I used to disable it.
I was like
“Why would anyone want to open an app in a different space?”
I was so wrong. I had to use a Tiling Window Manager to realize the true power of workspaces.
One of the productivity reasons for not going to windows is TWMs and Workspaces. Whoever created these, a big thank you.
I have hopped distros mostly because of different desktop environments but settled to Ubuntu Mini and i3wm. This is more than enough for everything I do on a computer.
Here is the RAM usage by i3WM on my laptop without any apps running.
On this very laptop windows struggle to handle VSCode. Windows can be a resource hog. Doesn’t let you open a lot of things at once if you’re using a medium spec computer. Linux on the other hand does it fantastically well.
There are hundreds of linux distributions(distros) available to use. Most of them are spin-offs of a stable linux distrubution like debian, arch etc. Jumping from one distro to another is called distro-hopping.
You can try any of these distros but I recommend you to use a tiling window manager as the desktop environment instead of DEs like GNOME, KDE, etc.
Distro-hopping is mostly waste of time
You can also choose leaner distros like Arch or Arch based distros for better driver support and rolling release. A beginner should use something stable and stick with it for a while until they see value in other distros.