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Why do people suggest Mint or Ubuntu as baby distros before you

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Why do people suggest Mint or Ubuntu as baby distros before you use a real one? Why not throw people in the deep end?
That's how I started, and I can tell you I learned a lot more than I would have if I spent my time fucking around in babbybuntu.
If they REALLY need babying, why don't you suggest them Debian? Ubuntu is just Debian with bloat?
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>>51605455
2/10 made me reply
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bloat is subjective
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>>51605455
If you need to suggest a distro to someone, than you are the tech support guy. If you are the tech support guy, you suggest what makes YOUR job easier.
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When I started working my boss suggested Arch
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>>51605493
to me, bloat means anything that causes my computer to use resources that i don't require it to
ie. unity
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Arch is the "deep end"
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>>51605542
some people would consider the linux kernel itself to be bloat
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I'm on Mint with Cinnamon DE just becuase I can

Installing every single fucking package on arch? Ain't nobody got time for dat
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>>51605580
the idea of arch is that you DON'T install every single fucking package

>>51605575
yeah i'm really feeling freebsd right now i might switch soon
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>>51605455
>Debian
Kernel version is behind (like everything else, but that won't cause you as many issues), and people who have newer computers will probably run into issues because of it.
I did when I first used it, and had to update it myself (being the clutz that I am, I broke something and became unable to turn on my computer)

>>51605542
>unity
Ubuntu has several "flavors", which are just Ubuntu with a different DE.

It's not like it's a bad idea to suggest anything else, but my reasoning is to make it easy. Most people you might have to recommend an OS, don't really use computers for programming or hacking; they're just general desktop users, so giving them something they have to tweak with LESS is just being safe.
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Because people who want to try out Linux for the first time want to do it out of curiosity, not because they want to learn. As soon as they find something they don't comprehend, or can't fix, or whatever, they drop it. So it makes absolute sense to start with a babby distro. And once you're actually interested in Linux, you try a real distro.
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>>51605590
>Anonymous
I mean every package you need
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