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Old 02-10-2013, 03:21 AM   #16
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I did a quick test with Mint, and it was successful. The screen seemed brighter and crisper than Ubuntu, probably because Mint used "cold" colors versus Ubuntu's "warm" colors. Based on a quick read, minute seems to be more open source focused than Ubuntu. Which is a major plus. Ubuntu seems to be developing a "sales" relationship orientation. Which is a negative. Well they (Ubuntu) have to make money, so that is the "cost" of having a free operating system.

Amazon.com has two books on administrating a Mint system.
The Linux Mint Beginner's Guide (Computer Beginner's Guides) [Kindle Edition]
Linux Mint System Administrator's Beginner's Guide [Paperback]

I will keep exploring the Mint option. If Ubuntu doesn't fix a couple of issues with release 13.01, that will be a powerful motivator to move to Mint. For now wait and see.
It's all about preferences

Personally I prefer Mint. Because of the Cinnamon environment, the way it looks and works. Never really liked GNOME 3 the way that system works. Just like I can't get used to Unity on Ubuntu.

Mint works fine here. Been using it since version 10. Now running 14 Nadya

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And about the sales stuff. True enough. Mint gets it's money through donations. Ubuntu is far more commercial.

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