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Old 02-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Ubuntu or Mint?

I've started using ubuntu during 2009. I continued using it to 10.04 after which I switched to xubuntu (Because I was having issues in 10.10 with the graphics adapter) and i am still using it. Now I've bought another machine (Dell Latitude E6400) & I was wondering weather I should go back to ubuntu 12.10, or try Mint 14 cinnamon?
(Unity is one of my main concerns, But I do feel compeled by the black & orange theme of ubuntu) so What do you guys suggest?
Old 02-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
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If you like Unity, then go for Ubuntu (Mint doesn't have Unity by default, though I think you can easily install it if you like).

Ubuntu hasn't been black and orange for a couple of years now. Here are the current screenshots:

You could always try a Live USB of both and see which one YOU like better.
Old 02-28-2013, 09:19 AM   #3
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well The thing is , I don't want unity in ubuntu. but I want that green/grey theme in mint. So is there any way to get mint to look like ubuntu or go the other way??
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If desktop look is the matter, then that is what is different in Mint i.e. the Cinnamon desktop.
Otherwise Mint is same as Ubuntu, IMO. So, I would say Mint.
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If used to Ubuntu 10.04 and liking Mint also.

Have you looked at SolusOS
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Mint will always be less likely to ship with bugs than Ubuntu, because they can see what Ubuntu's done wrong and put it right. An example would be the silly bug in Ubuntu's start-up program that stopped the disk from running with some video cards.

Themes and backgrounds can always be changed: Mint will ship with a selection, and there are more available on-line.


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