what would Linux Mint do if Ubuntu quit ?
It would become a great distro.
Ubuntu has become unstable junk, and with every new update it breaks something.
Linux Mint is a work of beauty, however it is compromised by the idiotic decisions
implemented by the Ubuntu folk.
I hear that in the future Mint will be based on Debian not Ubuntu
and that will be a good thing.
I ran out of patience with Mint a few days ago and removed it from my PC.
Now I run Debian 5 and have a rather mundane but completely stable system.
I was tempted by opensuse 11.2 which has a very up to date and
beautiful implementation of the KDE desktop but it also has some stability issues.
When all is said and done, stability and security matter more to me than bells and whistles.
I need to know that my data is safe and my PC will always boot up and
not crash in the middle of doing something important.
Just my opinion of course.
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)