What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by BigEasy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:15 pm

What would you use if Mint wasn't available? I will boot from next GRUB menu item.
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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by CaptainKirksChair » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:56 pm

As many have said, some *buntu variant or other Debian-based system. As long as I can customize it like Mint, I'll be good to go.

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by deanr72 » Fri May 11, 2018 3:14 pm

Another vote for Ubuntu Mate.

It's what I use on my second and machine. I've even installed the Mint themes on it and, although I've now changed it back, it's pretty easy to make Mate fairly Mint-like.

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by Schultz » Fri May 11, 2018 5:16 pm

I already posted in this thread (pg 1), but that post is no longer accurate (and it's now edited). I'd go with Miyo Linux.

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by Lucap » Thu May 17, 2018 4:42 am

Apparently the developer of Void linux has disappeared from the project and as predicted Solus OS has gone very quiet.

Seems to me that it's best to stick to one of the big Distro's
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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by Pjotr » Thu May 17, 2018 5:01 am

Lucap wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:42 am
Seem to me that it's best to stick to one of the big Distro's
Definitely. I've been using desktop Linux full time since 2006, and in that time I've lost my illusions about the small projects....

Only the big ones offer the long-term reliability you can trust. One should be reasonably sure that one's Linux will still be actively maintained next year. :mrgreen:
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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by Lucap » Thu May 17, 2018 5:13 am

Not sure where to put Slackware on the list as the last time i played with it was when they released 14.2 and something about it felt out of date even then , It works but i don't feel it is ageing very well.

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by sphyrth » Thu May 17, 2018 7:39 am

Lubuntu or Zorin... both will eventually lead me to Ubuntu MATE because it's close to that minty green color (happens to be my favorite color... yes even before I knew Linux Mint).
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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by KBD47 » Thu May 17, 2018 1:43 pm

Lucap wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:42 am
Apparently the developer of Void linux has disappeared from the project and as predicted Solus OS has gone very quiet.

Seems to me that it's best to stick to one of the big Distro's
This has been my thinking too for awhile now. The only exception the folks over at MX Linux, they have been there in one form or another since I started using Linux.

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by MurphCID » Fri May 18, 2018 10:48 am

Probably Xubuntu, or perhaps Manjaro, if I even bothered.

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by lsemmens » Fri May 18, 2018 11:14 am

Of course if ANY variety of *nix was not available......... Doesn't bear considering........
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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by Tomgin5 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:47 am

I would probably fall back to Red Hat, then maybe Apple.

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by rado84 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:56 pm

What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Something Debian based - that's for sure. And with Cinnamon DE.

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by trytip » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:59 pm

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Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Post by TeaSwigger » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:48 am

Not sure what I'd use but I'd try pretty much anything before I'd be used by er, use Windows or other corporate product from similar ilk. Likely in order, the top candidates would be: Xubuntu, SolydX, Debian w/xfce.

Would certainly miss the friendly attitude, extra layers of ease and debugging Mint has contributed to my computing experience these past several years. I'm hopeful of many more years of minty goodness.
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