vrkalak wrote:LMDE 201012 is based on Debian Squeeze (testing) ... at this stage in Squeeze's development, it is the most 'stable' up-to-date Linux Distro out there.
Agreed, Squeeze doesn't have the most up-to-date Kernel (2.6.32), but this particular kernel is extremely stable. And that's what Debian is striving for - stable.
With Debian a new version is not released until ALL the bugs have been fixed.
Debian will only release a 'bug-free' "stable" version ... or it is not released.
With every OS, (Linux, Windows and Mac) you can expect a few 'bugs' and complaints to show-up soon after release; as everyone's hardware and experiences are different.
But, considering the number of downloads that Mint's LMDE has had ... the complaints are relatively small, in comparison.
Not, that any of these are not important ... but they are to be expected.
That's why the Members of this Forum are here ... they 'volunteer' their knowledge and always lend a Helping Hand.
magnusk wrote:If you want do a distro that just works after installation you should probarbly stick to something like Linux Mint or Ubuntu and if you want a distro that works like you want it to you should go for LMDE or Debian but then you have to put some effort into it.
Although it's using Romeo for unstable packages, LMDE continuously changes as it receives updates and new software. Compared to a frozen version of Linux Mint which changes very little once it's publicly released, it's not as stable. Things are likely to break more often but fixes can also come quicker. For this reason, LMDE requires a deeper knowledge and experience with Linux, dpkg and APT.
craig10x wrote:Yes..i think part of the problem is that many expect that LMDE is going to run as smooth and easy as Mint Main Edition and be a rolling distro, and that just isn't the reality when you are dealing with direct debian and rolling as opposed to an ubuntu based system....
If you want Mint Main Edition smoothness, relative stability and pretty hassle free kind of a running system...stick with Mint main edition...that's what i have decided to do...I would rather not tinker...basically i want a system that JUST WORKS
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