trazomtg wrote:Is LMDE better and why?
1) What do you mean by "better"?
2) From my POV, the answer (today) to "is LMDE better?" is - no. I am a big stability freak and I've had excellent experiences with Mint LTS editions. I am currently using LM13C64 and while Cinnamon is definitely a work in progress, I am very pleased with the experience so far.
Having said that, I think that LMDE is the future of Linux Mint
. I see Ubuntu diverging further and further from the Mint vision of what a desktop experience is supposed to be... so much so that (I think) within the next 3 to 5 versions, as a direct result of becoming progressively more difficult to adapt, it will no longer be suitable as a base on which to build Mint. I for one will be happy to bid Ubuntu a fond farewell... I think that LM13 is the last LTS edition to be based on Ubuntu and by the time it reaches its end of support date, the Mint Team will have LMDE fine tuned enough to be the heir apparent for LTS and, as a rolling release, it'll have no end of support date!!! I can't wait!
...just my $0.02... YMMV!