Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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Jason Bourne
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Arch based? Really? I'm a bit bored, if you would share what you're smoking.

I can give you a few tips as to why Debian is not the hottie you think it is.

- Excessive -dev packages. They shouldn't even exist. These were the days of 1GB hard drives?

- Too long cycle release. A Linux distro must be neither too hot or too cold. It's gotta have balance. If stable is too old, what's the point if I want a new software feature?

- Torvalds himself points it as "pointless exercise".

- Debian is a stupid name, too. Mix of Deborah and Ian? Oh give me a break!

But I will give you the stability credit. But RHEL and clones are on par with it.

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