I guess what I'm trying to get at, Pjotr, is Linux Mint is not designed to be set up in as optimized and secure a way as your guides help users to do. I'm not sure why the LM installation wouldn't bother to try and notice if it's being installed on a conventional spinning disk or SSD and thereby give users an OOB installed system along the lines of what you advocate. It's almost like this is being argued on some sort of "free will" basis, my opinion of which is it is a stupid argument to make.
Seriously, what kind of person says, “Here's my distribution, and if you do nothing else it will cause excessive wear on an SSD, which not only are we going to let stand, but we're not even going to bother to tell the user that is the case or that they can take action about it” ?
The "issue" with your guides is not your guides themselves, but the seeming a posteriori knowledge requirement to know to look for them in the first place. If this phrasing makes it sound as though I'm blaming you, I apologize. I'm not blaming you; I'm merely being specific in my general criticism of Linux Mint.
If nobody had started up this particular thread, I would have known nothing about the potential ramifications of Mono's presence on my system (again, why would someone think it was acceptable to put it on there by default knowing it will get installed if the user chooses to install software which requires it?) and maybe nothing would have ever come of it, as has thus far been the case, or maybe something would have come of it, and there would have been no realistic way of me, the user, guarding against it on my own.
I also get your wanting the freedom and total control over your guides which comes only with singular, private ownership thereof. I'm sensible of your reasoning on that matter, and I agree with you fully. Again, thanks for doing what you do.
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