>>52361136 > When you like the idea of customization and freedom, so you dip your toes in the water but are too scared to step into the pool for fear of drowning. Your just a pussy afraid of getting wet.
>>52361146 And by baby tier you mean actually usable as your primary OS. I've been using Linux since 1995, probably before most of you were born. Im a senior Linux systems engineer at one of the top software companies. I use Linux Mint as my workstation OS because it's the best.
They also disable Ubuntu's amazon botnet by default.
Honestly, Mint is probably the best 'it just werx' distro out there. And it is familiar enough to Windows 7 in its layout that people migrating to avoid Win 8/10 can be relatively comfortable while they get used to a linux system.
>>52360829 You want a shitfaced Windows clone and then worry about missing features. Stop being a cuck and just use Windows like a normal person. Then again, normal is a bad word on /g/ because autistic turbonerds can't stand the idea of other people being happy and satisfied with their lives.
Linux Mint is good for noobs because they made a GUI application for just about everything you need to do to maintain a GNU/Linux operating system. Software Manager, Update Manager, right click to uninstall applications, etc. It just works. I personally tried it for a few months. I really love the Cinnamon desktop environment. I personally started with Damn Small Linux. Then I went to Slackware, then Linux Mint, and now I've been using Xubuntu ever since.
>>52364188 Yea, but you'll never win any dick waving contests with Mint. You do know that right? There are hypothetical bitches out there who will give up that pussy for the right Linux neckbeard, but I guarantee you it won't be to Mint users. No, these sorts of wild slits are only going to go for some hardcore Gentoo, or Arch user. Maybe Slackware, but definitely not Mint. Kek.
Seriously though, I like Mint alright. It was the first distro I used as my primary daily OS. I did run into some very minor issues, and ended up switching to Manjaro for a while. All in all I like them almost equally.
I have since gotten into OpenBSD and really do prefer it over any other *Nix I've tried. I still use Linux for some things, mainly entertainment related. Right now I have Arch installed, but really don't care for it that much. It's too much work for something I'm not using for anything serious. I may give Fedora a try soon, but I'm thinking Mint, or Manjaro is going to end up being the goofing-off distro I stick with.
Because I learned how to make widgets for XFCE panel and desktop from YouTube channel many years ago and I always liked the XFCE desktop. I chose Xubuntu because 90% of applications I use were included or all I had to do was sudo apt-get install ___.
>>52365096 I put the taskbar at the bottom and change the whisker menu to show recently opened applications by default. I also like middle clicking an application in the task bar to close it. A few other things I change when I notice but out of the box it just werks and doesn't feel bloated like some of the other distros.
>>52360829 >Why use Linux Mint? It's EZ. I was interested in the workings of OS's when I was younger, but I have better things to spend my limited energy on now. >They disable Ubuntu's critical security updates by default. Ah fuck it, I consider nothing online secure any more. Not really concerned about some hacker and temporary breach near as much as long time corporate or gooberment tracking with it's potential for manipulation.
>>52365096 It's pretty much Mint XFCE, but without non-free codecs as part of the base, and Mint's own repositories. Mint's default XFCE is slightly different, and looks and feels a little more polished. There's no reason you can't get Xubuntu to look and feel exactly like Mint with minimal effort though. So really it is just whether or not you want the proprietary shit installed for you, and whether you prefer Ubuntu's repositories, or Mint's.
>>52365939 Man, I've tried to get on at Linux and it's just about impossible. I told them that I'd promise just to stand around in the back and be quite, and they still wouldn't hire me. I'm pretty sure you have to be a Freemason to get your foot in the door there.
I've been using Linux Mint for more than a year now as my first experience with Linux and want to get a new computer and preferably go a step further with a new OS. What would be the logical step to go to next after Mint?
>>52368546 Thanks for the suprisingly good advice. Did some thinking, wondering why I would want to change distro in the first place and I couldn't really think of anything. I can do whatever I need to do on Mint so why change?
Maybe I'll try a different desktop environment aside from the default ones.
>>52365114 The ironic part is that a Mint user might still be normie enough to get laid, while arch/gentoo neckbeards are too busy ricing and posting in desktop threads to ever associate themselves with 3D women
Mint got popular back when you had to install third party shit like MPEG codecs manually in Ubuntu, because they came packaged in with Mint. Then it became easy to install that shit in Ubuntu like 7 years ago, but retards on message boards like this never got the memo so now there's a lot of "Mint is easier" FUD on the internet.
>>52361136 Enable unstable updates and make your desktop secure as fuck then Don't come crying when your system breaks like ubuntu
Also can anyone tell me actually what level of security is compromised during when mint holds back the unstable "security" patches? Will a user be "Haxed" if the patches are not applied within that timeframe?
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