xclusive585 wrote:Ubuntu also uses Debian Testing... It's not just Mint. (Mint is very much ubuntu under the hood, its the desktops and package selections that are the main difference)
squeezy wrote:xclusive585 wrote:Ubuntu also uses Debian Testing... It's not just Mint. (Mint is very much ubuntu under the hood, its the desktops and package selections that are the main difference)
The 6 month release versions of Ubuntu are actually based on Debian Sid. The LTS versions use the current (at the time) Testing repo.
psql wrote:I earn my living with Linux, so I need a system that I can trust, and relay on it all the time. I do not make any more upgrades for fear that an "Ubuntu" will happen again, and tedious fixes, and unnecessary time consuming suffering will follow
xclusive585 wrote:Well said Widget.
(Im curious however what debian packages or repos wouldn't work on a Ubuntu system?)
A big +1 to everything you said. I use Ubuntu server on my good headless rig here, but I always hated the breakages with Ubuntu desktop versions.
Linux Mint has proven to be an extremely solid OS, and yes part of that is by not having to commit every package update Ubuntu changes (and breaks). Mint has become my sole OS on my primary machine and I do everything from run games in WINE to do some 3d/CAD design. It runs solid and smooth. I am a very happy camper.
And somewhere in the middle, between Debian and Ubuntu, is exactly where I want to be.
Debian and derivatives are the best, and Mint kicks the crap outta Ubuntu.
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