Great work Clem and team
Ubuntu is a steaming pile and nothing but the worst way one could fork Debian. I started using Linux with Ubuntu7.10 and IMO it has been downhill ever since, and I have been using Debian straight since Ubuntu8.04 decided to poop in my nest. Shuttleworth wants to be the Steve Jobs of the Linux world. Another megalomaniac who takes his audience for fools. The Ubuntu crowd break something new with each "release". I am a confirmed Debian advocate. It may not be as n00b-friendly as some may like, but computing never is (how many n00bs could even install Windows?). Unfortunately, GNOME is still a bugfest (try getting panel changes to stick after a restart) but even so, LMDE is so easy, a few minor issues hasn't put me off...
I have, for the longest time thought that any distro based on Debian Testing would be a fantastic idea, and thanks to Clem & co, it has happened. I am now using LMDE fulltime sans pulseaudio (alsa is still far superior) but apart from that, I have done minimal tweaking and adjustments etc and it is still going strong.
I upgraded the base to sid before terminating the install and despite a few apt hiccups, nothing a dpkg-reconfigure -a && dkpg --configure -a couldn't fix, everything went fine, even with kernels from Debian experiemental. Having a power cut in the middle of an upgrade didn't help either I'm sure. Having Mint with Sid as a base was funny.
Now back on Debian Sid + xfce...can't honestly see any difference.
I think LMDE will be a great intro to Debian for many people
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on Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:58 pm, edited 2 times in total.