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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BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

Arch based? Really? I'm a bit bored, if you would share what you're smoking, that would be great! Debian is an amazing distro, don't blame Debian for what Canonical has done to it.

Edited 2011-11-28 20:37 UTC

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

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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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

All you did was list why you don't like Debian, and 1 point was a complaint about the name. You gave me the point I made about Debian's security, and you complained about the amount of dev packages. I didn't put down Arch, I was stymied by your wish for derivatives of it.

I like Debian, and if you like Arch, then use Arch, but why would you want derivatives of it? All of the derivatives of Debian try to make it easier to use, hell, that's why I use Xubuntu on my laptop, because I am too lazy to configure the wireless card on my crappy dell. But it loses something in the derivation process, and I would think Arch would too.

I use Debian on my desktop because I think it kicks ass, none of it's derivatives really do, so I don't use them on my desktop.

Use the real thing. Be glad it exists, but don't put me down for my preferences, we're both Linux users.

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