lio wrote:Well, thanks for all the information but earlier I used to think that Linux is different for each distribution, means I used to think like this:
"If I install Mint, I would have to learn Mint, and if I install Ubuntu, I would have to learn Ubuntu."
But now I came to know that Linux is one and need to be learned in general.
I just see the live CD and I hope I would be fine with any distribution either Ubuntu or Linux Mint. But I would be thankful if one can better tell me the more differences between Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) and Linux Mint, if really the differences are or I would pick the one and start the journey.
Thanks and Regards.
soccerz619 wrote:I used openSuse for nearly a month before switching to Mint. It is a very good distro, but I had two major complaints:
1. It wasn't that professional looking. It had solid performance, but it wasn't as good as it could've been, in my opinion.
2. It never played well with my graphics card. I had a hard time getting it to work, and then once I did, everything Compiz related became awfully slow and spotty.
With Mint, there is a much larger community (the very active Mint community, plus Ubuntu's resources). i have loved it since I first used it, but again, I suggest doing full installs and testing each distro for at least a few days. I had Suse for about a week, then tried Fedora (never would install, no idea why), Ubuntu (didn't like the lack of customiz-abiity that Suse had that Ubuntu didn't) for about a week, then went back to Suse for a month before finally tiring of the poor quality. I discovered Mint and haven't regretted it at all.
seppalta wrote:I can echo the above comments - tried open suse, ubuntu, lubuntu, puppy and others. Three things won me over to Mint:
(1) More things just worked from the start and kept working (reliability);
(2) Huge (Linux+Ubuntu+Debian) applications repository;
(3) Super help forums - far superior and certainly cheaper than the proprietorial world.
I favour performance, speed and simplicity over cosmetics, and for those reasons really like the LXDE desktop. Mint 11 LXDE is the best for someone coming from Windoze. http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/mint.html
lio wrote:Nice to know but Linux Mint's default desktop is Gnome or what? Or should I go for LXDE trials only whatever be the default desktop of Mint...?
lio wrote:Since you have experience, so okay now definitely would give try to Mint Gnome (which is default). And really speaking I guess these forums are really great place to look for any info.
Thanks to all of you.
lio wrote:sunewbie wrote:
Try Mint 11.
Or Mint 12?
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