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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby BubbaBlues on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:09 pm

Zorin I really like Zorin because it's in a class by itself with the zorin d.e. and it's very solid and user friendly.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Meteor on Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:58 pm

If that should occur, I would venture over to SolusOS. I've been "playing" with the Live DVDs of Eveline and 2 A5 and am quite impressed. Both of them run very well on my main notebook and appear to be nicely setup with all the programmes that I regularly use. Ikey and his team have a big job ahead of them and seem to be up for it.

However, until version 2 is finalized, I'm staying with Mint 13 MATE (or moving to xfce when it is finally released). It would be heartbreaking to have Mint disappear. I've been using Mint for the past 5 +/- years. I guess I am green in colour, eh!

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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby RJim on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:28 pm

I'm a KDE fan, so I'd probably move to Chakra Linux.
Mint still seems to have a friendlier and more helpful community for a learning newbie such as myself though. :D

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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby ctarx on Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:46 pm

Hmm Ubuntu again or I would try Arch Linux.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby linuxviolin on Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:08 pm

MALsPa wrote:And, I'll never go back to running only one distro. The way I figure it, I didn't like being tied down to only Windows, so why should I tie myself down to any one Linux distro?

It is further necessary there are several distros suitable... I mean, many distros are just bad and/or buggy, others have some intellectual and/or politics, even security, problems etc Actually, but it's just my personal view of course, there are not so many distros really usable as a stable and main system for working. A PC is a tool to have your work done, not a toy.

By the way, my box told me today: "I'm not a toy, I'm not a number, I'm a free Personal Computer and I'm here to help humans to do their works"... I hope I have translated well because it spoke in French. :? :lol:
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby MALsPa on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:19 pm

linuxviolin wrote:It is further necessary there are several distros suitable... I mean, many distros are just bad and/or buggy, others have some intellectual and/or politics, even security, problems etc Actually, but it's just my personal view of course, there are not so many distros really usable as a stable and main system for working. A PC is a tool to have your work done, not a toy.


There might be a lot of distros that are usable "for working." It depends on what work you're trying to do, I guess.

And, for lots of people, a computer is a toy as well as a tool. Ever notice that most distros include games and multimedia apps?
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Re: Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you u

Postby cowsquad on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:54 am

/dev/urandom wrote:In a world of BSD, who needs Linux?

Etc. etc.

Troll troll. Linux vs windows is like android vs iPhone Linux/android win :-)

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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby linuxviolin on Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:03 am

MALsPa wrote:Ever notice that most distros include games and multimedia apps?

Like Windows has Minesweeper and other, maybe... :roll: :wink:
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Re: Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you u

Postby /dev/urandom on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:41 am

cowsquad wrote:Troll troll. Linux vs windows is like android vs iPhone Linux/android win :-)

I agree with the part until "iPhone".

If there was a best OS, everyone would use it. There is not. Additionally, everyone has different wishes what his OS should be like.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby veggen on Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:21 am

I think I'd go for Bodhi. It's semi rolling, it's Ubuntu based and Enlightenment is kind of cool. Or I'd simply install Ubuntu and add Cinnamon and stuff...
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Re: Re: Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would y

Postby cowsquad on Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:40 pm

/dev/urandom wrote:
cowsquad wrote:Troll troll. Linux vs windows is like android vs iPhone Linux/android win :-)

I agree with the part until "iPhone".

If there was a best OS, everyone would use it. There is not. Additionally, everyone has different wishes what his OS should be like.

Your avatar picture looks like you hate Linux man :-) I honestly like windows too. I do agree with you on the "everyone has different wishes about his/her OS" part.

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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby Staffy on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:02 pm

I have spent the last month deciding which distro to use for my main desktop, which was obviosly Mint. Close runner ups were Sabayon & Chakra.
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Re: Re: Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would y

Postby /dev/urandom on Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:40 pm

cowsquad wrote:Your avatar picture looks like you hate Linux man :-)

I know we are slowly diving into OT, so only one short reply: No, I don't, I just like BSD. :D
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby nextdistroplease on Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:15 pm

I would go with a pure Debian LXDE (even today) if I could get the Universal Operating System to play nice with the deprecated wireless WEP connection I am forced to use.

Even with the non free firmware, Debian can see the networks, but only responds with "Failed to obtain IP Address" or "Incorrect Password."

Otherwise, I'd go with Lubuntu, in spite of the numerous system errors it gave me. It has a fast Openbox Session, and you can install wine without somersaults.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby mack_mcash on Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:38 pm

Definitely, SolusOS. :wink:
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby munin on Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:25 am

When Solus 2 is final I will have that dualbooted with Mate. So no problem. Seems they will either have the Ubuntu or Debian installer, so it will not be necessary to waste time with complicated partition tools.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby hoppimike on Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:37 am

At this point... probably Lubuntu :)
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby manuleka on Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:06 pm

i would go with Kubuntu 1st choice or Chakra as 2nd choice

i use Ubuntu Forums due to the response time i get there... but LinuxMint Forum is growing and responses are a lot more promptive now
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby yonnie on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:53 pm

I'd stick with PCLinuxOS, has a nice monthly magazine plus forums. I also like Antix, SolusOS and Scientific Linux, kind of a toss-up if LM went away.
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Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

Postby famicommander on Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:19 pm

Xubuntu, Fedora, and Mint are the three distros I always switch between. Without Mint it would just be Fedora and Xubuntu, but I don't think I would mind. Functionally Mint with MATE isn't too different from Xubuntu.

I like Xfce, LXDE, and MATE. Any distro that offers a good selection of software and a reasonable implementation of any of the three DEs would be fine for me. I can use KDE and Cinnamon as well but I am not a huge fan. I hate GNOME 3 and Unity with a passion.
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