[SOLVED] Moving from LM to LMDE?

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[SOLVED] Moving from LM to LMDE?

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Hi

I've been using LM for a couple of years. While still feel like a newbie, I'm more comfortable with linux overall, and using the command line when needed etc.

I've been thinking of moving to LMDE 4. As I'm more comfortable with the philosphy of debian (rather than its commercial derivative Ubuntu).

Are there any significant disadvantages of LMDE4 - compared with LM - that I should be aware of? (For example, is LMDE as stable as LM? Is the software in repositories as recent or more dated? etc).

Thanks for any advice
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Re: Moving from LM to LMDE?

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I found this thread, in case anyone else is looking: viewtopic.php?f=251&t=314843&hilit=lmde
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Re: Moving from LM to LMDE?

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snowcrash101 wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:59 pm
I found this thread, in case anyone else is looking: viewtopic.php?f=251&t=314843&hilit=lmde
It might help others if you document what you took from those four full pages of posts.
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Re: [SOLVED] Moving from LM to LMDE?

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My take: choose easy. Main Mint is the easiest. Heaven for lazy guys like I. :mrgreen:
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Re: [SOLVED] Moving from LM to LMDE?

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Pjotr wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:31 pm
My take: choose easy. Main Mint is the easiest. Heaven for lazy guys like I. :mrgreen:
Well, yes, that's valid, but so are any other number of reasons. I use LMDE4 because of its long-term stability. It would be interesting to know what the OP got out of the thread though.
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Re: [SOLVED] Moving from LM to LMDE?

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From my own experience:

LMDE4 is more stable because of the Debian base. Stable with all the pro/cons you can read in most of the Debian discussion. In my specific experience, the Ubuntu side caused some applications to break (a pdf tool, backintime, calibre) with some updates. No big deal, but that's because Ubuntu has less testing and another development philosophy. Ubuntu is not bad, they fix most of the stuff in a reasonable amount of time, and it's still Linux and you can fix or find workarounds for almost everything.

I can't judge how stable the Cinammon specific updates are, but it was possible for me, to patch the LMDE4 initial release image to the current version without errors.

Otherwise automatic proprietary driver installation and kernel management is missing. No problem on my only AMD machine whatsoever, and on my Intel/Nvidia Thinkpad, the boot with Nvidia drivers did everything.

From daily usage I can't see a difference, you really have to look at details like version numbers and stuff. And that details might not make the difference for you. Because I have a very linux friendly machine, everythings just working as fine as in regular LM.

So it comes down do a question of your preferred project philosophy and how much you are willing to tinker to get your hardware to work.
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