I tried VL 7.1 for a while as main distro. But there are to many dependencies and apps not working out of the box to make it a productive system.
Applications I use:
- Android Studio,
- Arduino IDE,
- Lazarus IDE,
- FreePascal IDE,
Main system: Dell Laptop with Debian Jessie 8.2 Cinnamon
with VL 7.1 Light in Virtual Box
with Windows XP Professional in Virtual Box (to test Windows builds of Pascal applications)
Second system: Dell Laptop with Debian Jessie 8.2 as server running MineCraft servers.
My youngest two kids and wife now use NetBooks/Laptops with Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.
The oldest two kids run Windows 7 and 8.1.