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Old 12-11-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
h.walker
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Question undecided would like to try linux mint 16 or ubuntu 13.10 Advice please


Have tried unbuntu but found so many conflicting options
This before that and so on if and only. contributers seem to contradict one and another. All I need is a straight forwards install advice apart from which would be best option. as said Ubuntu13.10 tried but confusing. Should I try linux mint 16 looks attractive ?
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by h.walker View Post
Have tried unbuntu but found so many conflicting options
This before that and so on if and only. contributers seem to contradict one and another. All I need is a straight forwards install advice apart from which would be best option.
as said Ubuntu13.10 tried but confusing.
Can you be more specific? What sort of install advice are you looking for? What problem are you having?

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Should I try linux mint 16 looks attractive ?
Since you've not said what problems you had with Ubuntu and what you want your computer/OS to do its not really possible to answer.

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Old 12-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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Have tried unbuntu but found so many conflicting options
This before that and so on if and only. contributers seem to contradict one and another.
that's FOSS!
meaning Free (as in mind) and Open Source Software - lots of people creating different versions of what they think could be made better, then trying to get it all back together again.
it has it's disadvantages, as you stated, but it also has its advantages.
ubuntu is putting a lot of effort into hiding all this from the "end user" trying to be "user friendly" - so if even ubuntu is too confusing for you... i don't know what advice to give.

also, it is my deep conviction that user friendliness in the end is never good for the user.
a shiny car doesn't take you around the world. a sturdy car does, but it's not so appealing or comfortable at first glance.
arch linux is "user-centric" but i doubt it is what you have in mind.

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Old 12-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #4
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