Crewp wrote:I agree with what py-thon said, it would be wise to start with a main edition, and get used to Mint. Then jump over to LMDE, I did that and it helped knowing my way around Mint. But whatever you decide, we are hear to help each other if you get stuck, or have a problem.
Distro-Don wrote:I think that LMDE is fine. What is the problem? Other than being based on Debian instead of Ubuntu and Debian they seem to be the same. I do think that the installer, for advanced users, could use some work but other than that what else is the problem? It is very stable and easy to use.
KBD47 wrote:Many people had problems with latest LMDE update pack. The main Mint LTS releases are closer to Debian Stable than LMDE. LMDE is based on Debian Testing, which means more issues with bugs and breakage.
daspicer wrote:I vote LMDE rather than Ubuntu. I just started using Linux, or rather distro hopping last year. Since then I've tried most of the major distributions, including Arch Linux. It's amazing what you can learn in a short period of time if you're willing to dive in and get your hands dirty.
The first thing that I did after installing LMDE Cinnamon is update the kernel from Debian Testing (3.13). I knew from running other distros that 3.11 wasn't going to cut it with my abandoned ATI/AMD legacy graphics. Then I installed KDE Full, and I'm absolutely loving LMDE KDE. It's all I can do to keep from turning LMDE loose on Sid
Personally, with new Linux users that are not interested in learning Linux, I recommend PCLinuxOS since you rarely (if ever) have to use the terminal; and it's a rolling distribution.
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