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Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?

Post by Rambozore » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:22 am

Hello,
I just wanted to ask, what you guys think of Debian with Cinnamon desktop-environment? I find myself switching back and forth between Linux Mint and Debian; to me it's just the same, except Mint has more up-to-date packages, but Debian has stability. Anyone here also has Debian with Cinnamon DE?

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Re: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?

Post by Chiefahol » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:24 am

It's very similar! I too hop between them regularly.
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Re: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?

Post by MintBean » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:58 am

Why not Linux Mint Debian Edition, or is that what you're using?

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Re: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?

Post by Chiefahol » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:22 pm

MintBean wrote:Why not Linux Mint Debian Edition, or is that what you're using?
Isn't it kinda just Debian with a LM theme? I never really considered it to be honest.
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Re: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?

Post by darethehair » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:51 am

Chiefahol wrote:Isn't it kinda just Debian with a LM theme? I never really considered it to be honest.
I am a long-time user of LMDE myself, and had to examine this issue more closely recently. 'LMDE' is not a choice of distro to run with 'crouton' on a Chromebook, but I wanted to get as close as I could to it -- so I installed Debian (Jessie) and Cinnamon, along with a few 'Mint' extras. In the end, I didn't need to install *all* the extra Mint packages in order to be satisfied :)
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Re: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?

Post by preppie22 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:58 am

Personally, I kinda liked LMDE. I haven't actually tried Debian with Cinnamon, but I don't know how different that would be. I have an old PC running as a media server of sorts at home which runs LMDE. Of course, it's mostly running on the CLI, but I hardly ever turn it off.

My laptop runs LM 18 Cinnamon and I mostly use it for coding AVR chips, some Qt coding, and occasionally some gaming on Steam. If you ask me, both are just as good. One could argue that Debian is more stable, but then again, I haven't seen LM 17 or LM 18 crash either.
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Re: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?

Post by venik212 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:22 am

I have been using Lubuntu with the Cinnamon DE for a couple of years, and love it-- it is super fast, has nice support for my HiDPI screen, and sensible menus. Machines where I run MINT with Cinnamon, on the other hand, are slower, and upgrading across major releases (17 to 18) is discouraged or difficult. On Lubuntu/Cinnamon when 16.04 rolled out,, I just clicked Upgrade Distribution and every setting and bit of data was there when it was done. Much easier than the MINT path.
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