Jolicoeur wrote:Should a new person to Mint choose the Debian or the Mint 9 versions?
i would think this applied to me, having used Mint9 for several months with smooth sailing and LMDE with some rough stuff over just a few days:
1. if this is first time you are switching to Linux, the answer is Mint 9
2. if you do not understand how to partition a drive, do not understand how to handle this "/", then you may be alright to run LMDE with live CD without installation. Installation would be a challenge to you until you get over the partition and /.
whereas, for Mint9, what you really need to remember is to choose 'install side by side' at some point and you do not (yet) need to understand partition, and /.
3. You would also need to handle some editing of configuration in order to be able to browse Network file sharing.
hope this helps