Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

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Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Mint
29
74%
Ubuntu 17.10
1
3%
Unsure
3
8%
Don't care
6
15%
 
Total votes: 39

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Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Lucap » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:13 am

Well it was a short love affair for a couple of weeks and then i found out i couldn't live without Mint. :D
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Pjotr » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:16 am

Mint of course. The short-lived intermediate "standard" Ubuntu releases like 17.10, are simply not in the same league as its LTS brothers (which form the base of Linux Mint).
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby JeremyB » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:18 am

I like Ubuntu 17.10 so far but still have LM 18 installed on another laptop

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Moem » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:27 am

Asking this on the Ubuntu forum will get very different results... :wink:
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Pjotr » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:28 am

Moem wrote:Asking this on the Ubuntu forum will get very different results... :wink:

I doubt it. Knowledgeable Ubuntu users know the quality difference between standard releases and LTS releases, and also know that Mint is essentially Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with some extras. :)
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Lucap » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:31 am

I added Unsure for the undecided. :)

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Mick-Cork » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:41 am

Is it a bit pedantic to ask whether we should be thinking about 18.2, or any LM release? :)

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Lucap » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:48 am

Mint was vague as I was trying to avoid the desktops arguments going by the KDE threads. :)

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Hoser Rob » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:55 am

Pjotr wrote:
Moem wrote:Asking this on the Ubuntu forum will get very different results... :wink:

I doubt it. Knowledgeable Ubuntu users know the quality difference between standard releases and LTS releases, and also know that Mint is essentially Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with some extras. :)


As an ex Ubuntu user (who may switch back to Kubuntu) who gets most of his useful info from Ubuntu support sites, I can say that's 100% true. I only ever used non LTS Ubuntu releases for hardware support reasons.

However I think of Mint as a sort of hybrid. 18.2 uses the same kernel as the 17.04 release for example.

BTW this is the most utterly pointless poll I've ever seen here, and that's saying something.

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Pjotr » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:09 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:However I think of Mint as a sort of hybrid. 18.2 uses the same kernel as the 17.04 release for example.

Not quite. The point releases of an Ubuntu LTS, starting with the second one (e.g. 16.04.2), also have a short-lived kernel. For reasons of hardware support. :)
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby minitux » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:30 pm

In my opinion, it is a comparison that can not be done, because Mint 18 is based on Ubuntu LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 is a non-LTS and experimental

I did not vote
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Moem » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:12 pm

The actual question is missing.
It could be "What are you using?" or "which one do you like best?" or "which one would you recommend to your uncle?" I answered it as if it were the first one.
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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Lucap » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:08 pm

It was intentionally Vague just as a conversation starter so that people are free to say what they wish without the OCD type getting themselves upset with the off topic rants.

And talking of OCD, one of the nuances that annoys the crap out of me with 17.10 was no right click option to add a new text file in folders.

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby JeremyB » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:26 pm

Lucap wrote:It was intentionally Vague just as a conversation starter so that people are free to say what they wish without the OCD type getting themselves upset with the off topic rants.

And talking of OCD, one of the nuances that annoys the crap out of me with 17.10 was no right click option to add a new text file in folders.

Lucap, there is any easy fix, try

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touch ~/Templates/Text\ File.txt

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Lucap » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:33 pm

Thanks JeremyB » :)

Adding ReadMe files to folders without it was a pain.

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Penn » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:54 pm

Lucap wrote:It was intentionally Vague just as a conversation starter

Very well then. I will give you credit for one thing. Usually when I see polls, not just on forums but everywhere, there isn't an option I really feel fits for me. This one does have an option fit for me.

Don't care.

I use LMDE and true Debian. The only relevance Ubuntu has to me is I like this forum. Since about a month an a half after 18.2 release I haven't had an Ubuntu based version installed on either system even for something to occasionally play around with like I used to do. I'm sure I'll do that again shortly after 18.3 gets released but we'll see how often, if at all, it gets booted up.

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby MintBean » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:57 pm

Ubuntu is vastly superior, which is why I hang out on the Mint site.

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby JeremyB » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:02 pm

MintBean wrote:Ubuntu is vastly superior, which is why I hang out on the Mint site.

I am a moderator on ubuntuforums.org also, so I try to remain neutral

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby MintBean » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:14 pm

JeremyB wrote:
MintBean wrote:Ubuntu is vastly superior, which is why I hang out on the Mint site.

I am a moderator on ubuntuforums.org also, so I try to remain neutral
That I did not know. Actually I prefer Mint, which is probably not that surprising given I hang out here.

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Re: Ubuntu 17.10 Vs Mint

Postby Penn » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:24 pm

MintBean wrote:Ubuntu is vastly superior, which is why I hang out on the Mint site.

What makes Ubuntu superior?

That is an honest question. Unless you just gotta have PPAs I don't see how it is superior.


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