Okay guys what do you think about Linux Mint 17.1 and is better choice than Ubuntu with any GUI or is worse? Tell me why i should use Mint as my primary OS
why don't you do your own research
All Mint is, is ubuntu based distro, using Cinnamon or Mate(or others iirc) and its fairly nice, and pleasant to use
its a big thing, but its noncorporate, unlike ubuntu, and run by volunteers.
Its probably one of the better distros out there.
make your own decisions though. i dont know what you fucking need you dolt.
I can at least say Cinnamon is nicer than Unity
I am running Mint 17.1 on ThinkPad X201, Lifebook SH531, Samsung Q35, Latitude D420 (slow YUK) and custom Desktops.
First version I used to test was Mint 13, then switched all of my desktops/laptops to it when WIN XP finally died. I never liked WIN 7 that much and I hate 8*/10.
I think that Mint is the best overall desktop Distro out there.
- Everything seems to work, even those things that some people seem to have problems with: Hibernate, Wifi...
- Cinnamon and Mate are classic DEs or - lets say - they are conservative and feel a lot like a better XP gui. For me - they work great. I switched some of my relatives to Mint and they don't bother. That is a good thing I guess. Everything the average web- and vlc-user does is possible.
- I am not a gamer and I am willing to learn. I've got a whole lot of bash scripts that do jobs better than software on Windows did. If you do not need WIN software you are in good hands. However, if you are already running Debian on servers, you should know everything needed.
Mint is the shit, 17.1 has some minor improvements to 17 that a dedicated Mint user like me recognizes. Ignore all the 'linux for babies' comments, people get pretty buttmad when a distro like mint or ubuntu installs and boots and runs while they need to compile/configure arch or gentoo all day long. Just use Mint because it's simple and elegant and beginner friendly.
And people like is the number one reason that linux will never ever be adopted mainstream.
The toxicity of Linux comunities express through fake elitism and circlejerking is truly repulsing.
Hmm. I wouldn'y say it's better than xubuntu or ubuntu minimal install. But I guess it's better than the others. cinnamon is a good DE. But i'd rather use xfce on ubuntu. ya heard.
fuck yeah. my capatcha thing finally worked
Those little desktop games like solitaire, chess, minesweeper, nibbles, a Tetris clone, all part of the GNOME Games set. Playing them on LMDE a while ago, they all seemed broken.
That's almost exclusively the Archfags and the former Archfags who use Xubuntu.
I just installed it today. I like it better than Noobuntu and the layout isn’t as retarded
Unless you have the Stallman approach towards freedom. But then I guess it's a decent enough compromise to the purely commericial operating systems. It's not like I wouldn't want to use free software, but reality is that it's not allways possible.
I installed it for the first time after using minimal debian installs for months, I am very impressed.
When I use themes like loki or numix, the text in the taskbar is all blurred. Any idea as to why?
i only use mint as a live cd image onto a USB 2.0 thumbdrive which requires tripping the PSU switch to activate
and i only use that for dd image clone / restoring
that shit boots faster from USB live image than it does from being fully installed on a samsung 850pro SSD