LMDE Cinnamon Vs Debian Wheezy

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LMDE Vs Debian

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LMDE Cinnamon Vs Debian Wheezy

Postby Zorba on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:28 am

I want to switch from Ubuntu-based editions distros to a debian-based one or Debian itself. The first name that comes to mind is LMDE. But i'm hesitant whether to go with dEBIAN or LMDE. I read here http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=debian that the latest stable Debian vezsion is Wheezy and I want to know whether it has any advantages over LMDE? Can I run Cinnamon on it?will I have any trouble installing drivers and all? Whether it is easier and faster than LMDE Cinnamon ? Please don't tell me it a matter of opinion and all! I don't won't an OS that gives me a headache to sort things out! Some distributions are readme-file like OSes and you have to figure out things easily! So what do you recommend LMDE or Debian? Explain! :D

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Re: LMDE Cinnamon Vs Debian Wheezy

Postby mmix on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:38 am

i was tried debian first, installation seems not easy as much like LMDE.
that's all, IMHO, LMDE is more user friendly.
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Re: LMDE Cinnamon Vs Debian Wheezy

Postby Zorba on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:42 am

mmix wrote:i was tried debian first, installation seems not easy as much like LMDE.
that's all, IMHO, LMDE is more user friendly.



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Re: LMDE Cinnamon Vs Debian Wheezy

Postby massexy on Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:41 am

Well, if you want a user-friendly distro, that would be LMDE.
On the other hand, LMDE is based on Debian testing, not stable, and so, in LMDE you may get more updated programs. The only thing is that you need to be patient until Linux Mint developers are done with the different versions of the main editions, the KDE and the Xfce editions so they can work on the next LMDE Update Package. They come after every few months and that's a long wait for people who want the newest updates almost as soon as they appear in Debian testing (or Jessie, as it will be named when it becomes the next stable version).
Now, Cinnamon has been forked from Gnome and soon you will be able to have in Debian or any other distro. Right now that is a bit complicated, but when it is in LMDE, you can have it there too.
I would go for LMDE if I get it right that you don't want complications and if you are not too anxious about having the latest updates as soon as possible.
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Re: LMDE Cinnamon Vs Debian Wheezy

Postby Vdm17 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:03 pm

massexy wrote:On the other hand, LMDE is based on Debian testing, not stable...


Not so bad in my mind. LMDE is more stable than Ubuntu in any case. I use it on my home PC in VM as OS for web development and on work PC. Everything works very well (only one bad thing -> ejecting of usb devices have some bugs, and fix will come soon).

P.S. Sorry for my bad english - I am from Ukraine :)
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