>There's people right now using a distro other than Linux Mint, or Debian Stable.
Something full of bugs (which is okay and expected). I installed Debian to test it yesterday, without changing or installing a single thing, switched my repos to testing, and after a simple apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade, X broke.
>there are people who dont subject themselves to bloat (mint) on top of bloat (ubuntu) on top of a shit tier suicide linux distro (debian) and there are people who like having updated packages
holy shit, and you guys claim to hate arch users. you're the one giving our community a bad name.
>you're the one giving our community a bad name.
No that's the elitist faggotry on your wiki/forums and the subcommunity of ricing scriptkiddies. That and the particular bunch of faggots on /g/ that need to hype pacman through the roof even though it's a piece of shit with obscure command names.
Stable isn't deprecated, mate. People that miss up to date packages should consider backports.
Don't ever use testing or unstable for your production environment. If you miss up to date packages, use backports.
I require the use of some proprietary drivers, so I so not wish to pollute Debian. I live apt+dpkg so I use lubuntu instead of opensuse
Let me guess, you play video games on windows and consider typing out stuff in ms word and ms excel "real work"
Linux Mint is literally objectively inferior to Ubuntu. You get more delayed updates and worse support, and in return you get... a DE that you could just install on Ubuntu anyway.
Not him, but less upstream dependencies, for one. Mint relies on Ubuntu, which relies on Debian. Xubuntu uses the Ubuntu repositories, therefore only relies on Debian. That's just one of the reasons people tend to move to Debian after the Ubuntu or Mint stepping stone.
caring, sensitive, you know, the usual bullshit
basically gives SJWs hope that feral negroes, wild and violent, can be turned into neutered species, which can finally be allowed into civilised society without risking SJWs' soft pink asses being painfully repeatedly raepd
Like any of this shit matters, a true Linux-running gentlesir can get by just fine on any flavor of Linux.
As long as apt-get works, your faggotry is irrelevant.
Inb4 pacman/rpm/anus is superior
What is the purpose of mint?
Why not just install Ubuntu to get all security patches on time and just install your shitty gnome spinoff if you really want it
>consider typing out stuff in ms word and ms excel "real work"
What's wrong with that, though?
Mint on the home desktop.
CentOS (barebones) on the server. My shit runs beautifully even on very old hardware.
Raspbian on the pi.
Winderps 7 at work. Literally the only thing that I think keeps everybody on winderps these days is fucking Visio (which I absolutely must have for my IT job). Nothing in the linux world even comes close.
Mint is for people who want to do stuff on their computer other than screwing around with the OS.
>be new to linux
>install Linux mint
>accidentally doubleclick on the menu too fast
>caja -x opens
>literally dozens of windows opening now
>computer is visibly slowing down
>try to kill the process
>it keeps spawning
>computer finally freezes
>hundreds of caja -x processes
>shut down and reinstall windows
Y-year of the Linux desktop right guys?
You newbies hardly take any responsibility.
I choose my distros based solely upon their logo
What's wrong with Iceweasel? It has less bloat, telemetry, and Debian does a great job in patching it. Also http://mozilla.debian.net/
Yes, LMDE definitely has more up to date Cinnamon packages, as is to be expected given they're the maintainers of Cinnamon themselves. If you want bleeding edge Cinnamon, I can understand.
I'm not sure I follow. Debian also has an update manager.