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Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:02 pm
by skjones007
Is there a posting describing installations / uses of Linux Mint in the wild? Companies, libraries, schools, etc. Just curious how Linux Mint is used around the world.

Re: Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:59 pm
by skjones007
what do you mean by "hobbyist distro"?

Re: Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:06 pm
by Fred Barclay
3fxuEqRtX45n8w wrote:Linux Mint is not used around the world... It is just a hobbyist distro.
Umm... excuse me, but that's incorrect:
If you look at the Linux Mint Community homepage there are only about 10 nations that have not had at least one Mint user. The US gets the lion's share of Mint users, of course, but nearly every nation has Mint within its borders. :D

I'd also argue that it is a serious thing. IIRC, Clem works solely on Mint and related things (such as MATE)--so it's not like he's a hobbist that only works on Mint in his spare time. Mint is also the single most popular Linux distro as per DistroWatch.
There's a thriving community supporting it--myself and everyone else on these forums included--and several big names in the internet world (such as PIA) sponsor Mint. Sound's pretty serious to me! :lol:

To answer your original question, OP: I recall that a "member" here, Librum, is actually a library somewhere in the States. I've also heard of Mint being used in the workplace, but most of us are either computer hobbists or ordinary folks who have found a great Linux distro.

Re: Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:08 am
by Tar_Ni
Fred Barclay wrote:I'd also argue that it is a serious thing. IIRC, Clem works solely on Mint and related things (such as MATE)--so it's not like he's a hobbist that only works on Mint in his spare time. Mint is also the single most popular Linux distro as per DistroWatch.
There's a thriving community supporting it--myself and everyone else on these forums included--and several big names in the internet world (such as PIA) sponsor Mint. Sound's pretty serious to me! :lol:
''Hobbyist distro'' is probably not an accurate term but it's true that the Mint userbase are particulars, not really enterprises, schools, librairies ect.

Re: Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:44 am
by Moem
I'm an enterpreneur. I use my computer for business as well as for fun. And it runs Mint.

Re: Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:11 am
by Pjotr
3fxuEqRtX45n8w wrote:
skjones007 wrote:what do you mean by "hobbyist distro"?
It is not a serious thing. People just decided to make it on their free time.

And that is all.
Sigh... Complete nonsense.

Got bored and decided that throwing some flame bait in this forum would be fun? If so, stop trolling and get a life.

If not: Linux *itself* was started as a hobby project. And it took over large parts of the computing world. I fail to see how its hobbyist beginnings would qualify it as "not a serious thing".

Furthermore, for some developers (not only Clem), Mint is a business that pays the bills. And as it's built on Ubuntu, more than 90 % of it comes directly from a company: Canonical.

Re: Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:24 am
by Cosmo.
This is not the first "hobbyist" comment from this origin lacking any knowledge[1] or explanation.

[1] Proof:
Clem wrote:Linux Mint ... grew and it's now something I do full time, every day and with no spare time left for anything else.
That was said already 2 years ago.

Re: Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:51 pm
by recluce
Professional services company here (financial and IT Audit, Enterprise Risk Management) in Canada. Linux Mint is the base OS for our IT Auditors and is starting to replace Windows due to privacy and security concerns. Windows applications (which we cannot do without yet) are run in a highly restricted virtual machine. About 50 people in the company.

That being said, Mint is not a server distro and desktop Linux is still not that prevalent in "professional" environments. At least in North America, the go-to distro seems to be CentOS and/or Red Hat for most companies.

Re: Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:18 pm
by Rocky Bennett
I have visited many "hippies" living in the woods (I guess that's the wild) and most of them run Linux Mint.

Re: Linux Mint in the Wild

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:43 am
by Pjotr
Rocky Bennett wrote:I have visited many "hippies" living in the woods (I guess that's the wild) and most of them run Linux Mint.
It doesn't get much wilder than that, I suppose. :lol: Catch that hippie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wSr7h_pjxs