Hello I am new to Linux Mint XFCE Edition!
As far as I understand Linux Mint is a polished Ubuntu..
So besides Graphics, Cinnamon, Mate, Codecs I wonder if there is something changed to the behavior of this distribution
Obviously there is some kind of branding in the webbrowsers. For example the search engines are changed in Firefox and also there is some kind of Chromium profile folder in my home dir but I did not install Chromium yet.
I guess that is only done because the users wanted it like that and not to spy the surf behavior?
Since linux mint has some own repos added I wonder how is the overall privacy and security maintained by these packages..
Is there only one super guy who has all in his hand or is there a team behind it with more eyes on the packages..
It is not that I don't trust linux mint but I don't know how this team is organized.
Since I plan to use it for everyday usage I hope this will be at least as secure and private like ubuntu/xubuntu was..
I switched over because Xubuntu really had some problems after doing regular dist-upgrades.. Linux Mint just works and looks very nice
Oh by the way is it correct that Linux Mint 13 XFCE is also supported for 5 years?
Is there somewhere a page where I can see the lifetime cycle?