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Discussion in 'Mint' started by David H, Jul 17, 2016.
Any issues found with this distro?
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Some folks have video card issues. If you do, you might try the MATE desktop instead. Mint is an excellent distro overall though.
I've been running it on one of my laptops and on my iMac. No issues other than a wireless driver issue on the Mac, which I have since resolved.
Cinnamon 18 is developed by The Mint Team for Mint, and I can download it to use on my Ubuntu machine.
I used Mint for about 1 year maybe longer 'loved' it. Had some Stupid User Errors / Issues with it other than this Nothing. I then tried openSuse for a month or two, did not like it (I believe my issue is I wanted to use Debian and only issue here) I switched to Ubuntu 14 now I am on 16.04 and don't really 'see' a difference other than Mint makes it more hands off. Ubuntu you have a bit more hands on. Both are user friendly and simple to use.
From my point of view I chose Mint because I wanted stability and reliability as a ex Microsoft user. I am a amateur user of little knowledge of Linux and the differences of Distro's, I went for that I had the ability to use easily came complete and not knowing anything about command line code and Mint fits that bill as I have only had to use command code twice in the last two years. Most ex Microsoft users only want something that works out of the box and Mint fits that bill. I am old and lazy and the challenge of coming away something I had been using since 1998/9 to 2015 and sort have grown up with and understood and knew people in the trade professional IT trade who had no knowledge of Linux because all they knew was Microsoft and were certified MS engineers was quite daunting and a very big step for me. Mint makes the change from Microsoft to Linux a soft landing and quite easy and it allows a novice a easy ride for the transfer to a Linux distro.
The way I looked at it Linux was a geeks operating system but now there many distro's that are welcoming ex Microsoft users to the Linux fold and you have a choice where as with Microsoft you do not and with Linux distros you can choose one that suits you, with Microsoft no choice only one on the shelf and that is it, and with all the controversy of privacy, forced adverts and big brother attitude and expense is forcing users away from Microsoft to an easy alternative. LONG LIVE LINUX MINT CINNAMON:cheers::bow::nod::thumb::user:
In the beginning, there was Debian. And it was good. But people wanted at least some non-free software, so their WiFi cards would work out of the box. And so Debian begat Ubuntu. And it was good. But then Ubuntu committed the unforgivable sin of Unity, and the people complained... loudly. And so Ubuntu begat many offspring to atone for their mistake, among them Kubuntu, Xbuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu-Mate, Ubuntu-Gnome, Ubuntu-Kylin, Linux Mint, Linux Lite, Zorin OS, and even many more besides. And it was good.
And the people were happy to leave their Windows, and explore new horizons, and create new free software, and share their knowledge and wisdom with others. And disease, and pestilence, and viruses became a thing unknown among them. And life was good again.
And then MX-16 came along. Based off of Debian stable branch with codecs and current software. No command line nonsense needed and everything works on the first boot up without intervention or lame excuses. Even all in one printers and WiFi works because it automatically gets set up.
Easy enough to add contrib and non-free to sources list and install firmware by cable...OR...use this... http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/
No command line nonsense... just my own nonsense!
Command line nonsense? I wish Linus posted in here sometimes lulz
I agree that user friendly GUIs make a great asset in luring more and more users, that's unmistakably wonderful, but the command line is sacred, it's the soul behind and beyond any graphic user interface.
With CLI, I have solved several issues no GUI would allow me and, above all, did things in a much simpler and cleaner way (like burning XGD3 backups on dual layer discs without having specialized hardware).
Let's celebrate the whole thing
I have been using it for just about 3 months now and never had a single problem with it. Installed it on my wife's lap top and the same true there - It is just good - if you have a problem then Easy Linux tips project is the place to head to as there is a whole lot of trustworthy advice
... and here, @Ptahhotep
Mint User since August 2014