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Old 07-12-2017, 08:33 PM   #1
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Red face Mint to ubuntu


I currently have mint installed and is great just that I want to try out ubuntu I heard its more effective with online videogames that normally run on windows. I Want to install this software and my question is... first if this is true and second if I can switch from mint to ubuntu. I hope that made sense thanks.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:59 AM   #2
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Hi 7mares and welcome to LQ.

One thing you can do is to try Ubuntu either through a virtual machine, or using a live boot. For the live boot you download an ISO file similar to what you did to install Mint, but when you boot, you do not install, you just run and try it out. For the virtual machine, you would run VirtualBox which you can also find on the web, it allows you to run that same ISO file, without rebooting and as a virtual machine.

If you decide you do like Ubuntu, you can then install it to overwrite the entire Mint install you have (not recommended), or alongside the Mint install as a dual boot. You will have to use or free up space to do this.
 
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:18 PM   #3
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I currently have mint installed and is great just that I want to try out ubuntu I heard its more effective with online videogames that normally run on windows. I Want to install this software and my question is... first if this is true and second if I can switch from mint to ubuntu. I hope that made sense thanks.
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Mint is basically a polished version of Ubuntu. There are very few advantages switching from one to the other.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 01:20 PM   #4
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Mint is basically a polished version of Ubuntu. There are very few advantages switching from one to the other.
Only if you want a "polished" version of 16.04. The rest of the world has moved on.
 
Old 07-14-2017, 02:21 PM   #5
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Only if you want a "polished" version of 16.04. The rest of the world has moved on.
Moved on? Ubuntu LTS is still version 16. Version 17 was only released in April 2017. 16.04 is still recommended for those who need superior stability and a longer support life.

Linux Mint is on version 18 which is less based on Ubuntu than previous versions and is very good. Mint-DE is a rolling Debian based version and is very good, with virtually none of the Ubuntu "stuff" added.

Claiming that the rest of the world has "moved on" is a bit of a reach.
 
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Moved on? Ubuntu LTS is still version 16. Version 17 was only released in April 2017. 16.04 is still recommended for those who need superior stability and a longer support life.

Linux Mint is on version 18 which is less based on Ubuntu than previous versions and is very good. Mint-DE is a rolling Debian based version and is very good, with virtually none of the Ubuntu "stuff" added.

Claiming that the rest of the world has "moved on" is a bit of a reach.
I agree and, if asked, would recommend 16.04 for a noob.

However Mint 18 is still a polished 16.04. As was the Mint 17 series.

and:

Ubuntu has moved on, Fedora has moved on, openSuse has moved on, Debian has moved on....
 
  


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