[sf-lug] (forw)[kwlug-disc] Why I switched to Mint

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Jun 12 16:22:06 PDT 2022

Quoting aaronco36 (aaronco36 at SDF.ORG):

> Since Linux Mint is based upon Ubuntu which is itself based upon
> Debian, maybe now _Mint_ is for those who can't install Debian? LOL!

I like that.  ;->

More seriously, the major use-case for Linux Mint is "avoid some
Canonical, Ltd. kookiness and bad decisions, avoid getting pushed onto 
experimental environments, enjoy better desktop polish and artwork, 
have default improved access to restricted hardware drivers and A/V

As we discussed on Jitsi Meet, the tradeoff is that a newcomer to Linux
Mint is presented choices, e.g., "Which desktop flavour ISO do you wish
to download?" 

Some users are choice-phobic and don't wish to think or choose or
configure or even be aware of diversity.  I'll be nice and not say 
which distro they glom onto.

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