@viking777 wrote: Is that a bug or by design? I don't know. For me a more relevant question would be does it matter that much? Obviously it matters to you, but afaiac I had to reinstall mintwelcome just to test this out - which shows you how much it matters to me.
Good question, and my answer is a resounding YES. It's highly
relevant to all newbies to linux mint who want to write bug reports, and that's because the instructions on "Report a bug page" on launchpad state the following:
Linux Mint bug reporting guidelines:
1) The version and edition of Linux Mint you are using (if you are not sure, open a terminal and run "mintwelcome").
And as a newbie to linux mint, when I do that and then try to copy the info in that Welcome Screen and get what appears to be a crash, the first thing that comes to my mind is that Linux Mint is quite immature, since the developers can't even follow their own instructions that they put forth in their bug reporting guidelines.
So yes, this issue is quite relevant, at least should be from Linux Mint's pov, because:
1) it impedes feedback from those (few?) who are willing to contribute back to the community,
2) what appears to be a crash when following explicit instructions from the distro make the distro look immature, ... which may not necessarily be true.