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Old 05-18-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
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Any other distros that are Mint-like?


Hi. I like Mint very much, it works straight out of the box, very easy default installation process, never any installation issues, normal non-free stuff like Flash etc is catered for, it's solid, I never, ever get errors, and I have a relativly modern PC. I dont need to use my brain for trouble shooting or configuring or anything like that.

I've tried Ubuntu which is similar, I enjoyed it. I'd like to try and more and I'm interested in knowing if there any other distros that tick the same above boxes such as Centos, or Fedora, or anything else.

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Old 05-18-2019, 03:59 PM   #2
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Mint Like, meaning works out of the box or easy for new users?

These come to mind that should satisfy either:
SalixOS
Geckolinux
Mageia
MX Linux
SolydXK
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:00 PM   #3
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You can make any distro have all that stuff if you want.
But as you say, configured out of the box

I like Arcolinux (Arch based)

Slackware (of course not configured lol, it's a kit-car, you make it how you want)

AntiX/MX linux
 
Old 05-18-2019, 04:34 PM   #4
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Mint Like, meaning works out of the box or easy for new users?

These come to mind that should satisfy either:
SalixOS
Geckolinux
Mageia
MX Linux
SolydXK
Both. Im just saying that Linux Mint is so far for me the easiest distro to use for any standard user with practically no technical abilities. No crashes, no problems, solid distro, simple to use Guis for configuring wallpapers or themes, and sound, etc. Others I've tried, I've bumped into the odd issue here or there, and I want a very easy life.
If those in your list can match that, I'll give them a whirl! I've heard MX is pretty good, but it was in the same list I saw on the web as Manjaro, and I think Manjaro is a bit tricky.
 
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Both. Im just saying that Linux Mint is so far for me the easiest distro to use for any standard user with practically no technical abilities. No crashes, no problems, solid distro, simple to use Guis for configuring wallpapers or themes, and sound, etc. Others I've tried, I've bumped into the odd issue here or there, and I want a very easy life.
If those in your list can match that, I'll give them a whirl! I've heard MX is pretty good, but it was in the same list I saw on the web as Manjaro, and I think Manjaro is a bit tricky.
Well now, this begs the question...Why switch if its working so well for you? The grass isn't always greener on the other side and in the end Linux is Linux.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:37 PM   #6
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You can make any distro have all that stuff if you want.
But as you say, configured out of the box

I like Arcolinux (Arch based)

Slackware (of course not configured lol, it's a kit-car, you make it how you want)

AntiX/MX linux
Thanks but I just want something very easy, sold, reliable, which gives me everything I need already as a default, that is solid, with a simple easy software manager, and I dont need to use my brain. ( A bit like Mint :-p )
 
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Well now, this begs the question...Why switch if its working so well for you? The grass isn't always greener on the other side and in the end Linux is Linux.
True, but well, why not? Its fun trying them out, they all still differ to each other in varying degrees, have different communities etc
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:51 PM   #8
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I agree noobfingers, though I use Slackware 14.2 for all real tasks, I have tried just about every distro out there lol

I like AntiX because it comes premade, like arcolinux and others, I dont like the constant updates using arch though....I also have my own flavors on hard drive and usb, Stretch and Buster and Slacker

I really like Slackware for it's stability and not updating all the time.
Debian Stretch is nice too, even Buster and Slackware -current are quite stable so far for me.

With Debian it's much easier to install packages, they have like 60K or something lol
 
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I agree noobfingers, though I use Slackware 14.2 for all real tasks, I have tried just about every distro out there lol

I like AntiX because it comes premade, like arcolinux and others, I dont like the constant updates using arch though....I also have my own flavors on hard drive and usb, Stretch and Buster and Slacker

I really like Slackware for it's stability and not updating all the time.
Debian Stretch is nice too, even Buster and Slackware -current are quite stable so far for me.

With Debian it's much easier to install packages, they have like 60K or something lol
humbug, subtract the package splitting from that and its not as many.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:00 PM   #10
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lol ChuangTzu

I told him Slackware rocked!
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:10 PM   #11
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I agree noobfingers, though I use Slackware 14.2 for all real tasks, I have tried just about every distro out there lol

I like AntiX because it comes premade, like arcolinux and others, I dont like the constant updates using arch though....I also have my own flavors on hard drive and usb, Stretch and Buster and Slacker

I really like Slackware for it's stability and not updating all the time.
Debian Stretch is nice too, even Buster and Slackware -current are quite stable so far for me.

With Debian it's much easier to install packages, they have like 60K or something lol

Thanks, but unfortunately I'm not a fan of Debian. I just find it a bit complicated. Installing Flash for example - I needed to google to find out how to do it and it involved editing or adding repositories etc. I cannot stress the simplicity of Mint - it's easy, it works. Nuff said.
 
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Thanks, but unfortunately I'm not a fan of Debian. I just find it a bit complicated. Installing Flash for example - I needed to google to find out how to do it and it involved editing or adding repositories etc. I cannot stress the simplicity of Mint - it's easy, it works. Nuff said.
So your OP was just a skillful review of Mint. Touché.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:21 PM   #13
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You could try KDE Neon. I agree that MX Linux is also worth a shout.

If you don't want to wander too far to start off with, try one of the other flavours of Mint, or even LMDE.
 
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So your OP was just a skillful review of Mint. Touché.
Dude, if you haven't got anything useful or helpful to say, dont say anything.
 
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Dude, if you haven't got anything useful or helpful to say, dont say anything.
The point that ChuangTzu was making, correctly in my opinion, is that you appear to be concentrating on extolling the virtues of Mint rather than on being open-minded about other distros. It's coming across almost like an advert for Mint , and I say that as a contented Mint user.
 
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