A question, but first this quote (grabbed from another thread, courtesy of Antique Xray I think):
(quote begins) " molom wrote:I've been trying this way of installing it. ( http://www.getmiro.com/download/ubuntu.php ), but how come Mints synaptic option 'respitory' is different to Ubuntu's one. So how do I install it?
...and therein lies the rub.
Yes, Mint sprung from Ubuntu, but as Husse said no too long ago, it's moving further and further away all the time (or something like that). As far as installing, I'm thinking you're taking about changing the repo. It may be that the sources.list will have to be edited manually through terminal." (quote ends)
This makes me wonder... One of the reasons I've been leaning towards Mint is because it offers more out-of-the-box usability than Ubuntu, yet retains compatibility with Ubuntu's software repositories (or so I thought)...
should I read the discussion above to mean that this compatibility should not be relied upon in the future (or even now)? Is there any reason why compatibility with Ubuntu cannot or should not be retained? I can see plenty of reasons it should be retained...