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DescentOS is an Ubuntu respin using the Mate desktop. But isnít Mint an Ubuntu derivative with Mate? Whatís the difference?
Very little. On the positive side, DescentOS has a pager on the panel by default. On the negative side, encrypting /home caused the display manager to refuse to log me in. I had to log in using a virtual terminal, then repeat the process in the GUI. As with Ubuntu, but not Mint, I couldnít get it to use my USB speakers.
Basically this is one manís personal distro, which he has made available to the public, and less than 50 people are using it. If he has to leave for any reason, thereís nothing so special about it that someone else would feel the need to keep it going. If you want a Debian derivative with Mate, thereís Mint. So why install DescentOS?