To start, I have to say that I'm a newbie about Linux, but I'm trying to learn and install some distros to see what is the right one for me...
Two months ago, I decided to leave Microsoft and use Linux.
Starts using PCLinuxOS by friend suggestion, and works very well, but is not so polished and I want to use a Debian based distro.
I'm currently using SimplyMEPIS 7.0 RC2 and I like it a lot! Still not the final version, but very stable, fast, have a great manual, and its community is very good. The unique cons is because it's based on Debian Etch and we can't have all the latest applications versions, but this is also a pro if some one wants stability,
But I wanted to try more, and read about Mint and sidux.
Also read that Mint main developer may talk with MEPIS developer, and if that happens could result in a great distro.
I tried Mint 4.0 Daryna Gnome and XFCE Live CD's, and I've to say that I'm really impressed with them! I will also try KDE edition.
Very easy to use, great GUI, even for me that prefer KDE, and Mint tools and features are great!
Mint is doing an excellent job, and I read, on its blog, that you also make a Debian Lenny and Fedora based distro...
I will really what to try the Debian based...
I have a few questions:
1. I read that we need to make a fresh install every new release to have the latest features, so I want to suggest that you try to implement something to avoid this? But it seems that maybe this will only be possible on your future Debian based distro.
2. Can you put the same effort for XFCE and KDE Editions? A lot of people prefer these over Gnome, so I think that you will win a lot of new users...
2. The current version of Mint is compatible with Debian repositories?
Keep the excellent work!