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

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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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

You can use whatever you want. I just listed the reasons why I think Debian is not the universal operating system.

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

A lot of people use Debian Sid as their desktop myself included.

When using Sid or Testing, Debian is usually no further ahead or behind than any other distro. I'm running Gnome 3.2 just like everyone else is.

I have never found the dev packages to be excessive. why should I install packages i don't need? I never even realised this was an issue for anyone.

Everything else is flamebait. (Linus and the name Debian itself.)

When people complain about Debian they are usually complaining about Stable. I haven't used a stable Debian release since Etch went stable. Even then I used testing before that because Sarge was too old for me.

Debian will always be my primary OS. I use Debian Testing/Sid/Experimental and I will never change.

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