Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-09-2014, 04:04 PM   #16
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2011
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,947

Rep: Reputation: 511Reputation: 511Reputation: 511Reputation: 511Reputation: 511Reputation: 511

Originally Posted by jlinkels View Post
Don't forget Linux Mint Debian Edition which is not based on Debian derived Ubuntu but on Debian Testing itself. Greatest advantage is full compatibility with Debian Testing as rolling distro, which means that updates become continuously available.
In the future, unfortunately (possibly) LMDE will (mostly) be rolling only to the extent of only rolling when stable is updated with testing.
i.e. not very often.
Old 12-11-2014, 08:57 AM   #17
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Mesa, AZ USA
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 kernel 4.1.13 gcc 4.8.2
Posts: 246

Rep: Reputation: 22
Originally Posted by suicidaleggroll View Post
What's it for? What's any Linux distribution for?

It's a user-friendly Ubuntu derivative with all [most] of the hideous crap removed, and in my experience improved stability and reliability.
Sadly I had a different experience with Katya Mint 11 back in 2011. The Gnome desktop dragged on my old laptop for the six months I had it running. I still had to use the terminal from time to time to fix some issues such as the broadcom wireless card. Even had to compile my own kernel to get processor frequency scaling to work. The main thing I noticed is that it is a bit easier to use but harder to make changes such as replacing the desktop to something else. After six months of use something started restricting access to files on the system and made it unusable eventually. I couldn't get any help on the issue and just ended backing it up before it became unusable. I moved back to Slackware after that running XFCE as my desktop. I examined my backed up Mint under Slackware and the only thing I could see that might have caused the problem was that Selinux, Apparmor, and Tomoyo were all built into the kernel with out their tools being installed. And apparently one of them started running amok. When I built my own kernel, I only changed the processor scaler only. Otherwise the config file was the same as when the Mint team had built the kernel. Why they were building that stuff into the kernel, I don't know. They say it is not in by default.
Old 12-11-2014, 01:19 PM   #18
Registered: Jun 2014
Distribution: quad BOOT!
Posts: 549

Rep: Reputation: 65
GET OVER IT! 'pal'(thus between qm) we are almost 2015...

MINT is totally,absolutly, other thing !!!

btw: try it and perhaps u forget Slack
Old 12-11-2014, 04:51 PM   #19
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Mesa, AZ USA
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 kernel 4.1.13 gcc 4.8.2
Posts: 246

Rep: Reputation: 22
Originally Posted by gor0 View Post
btw: try it and perhaps u forget Slack
Considering that I already have tried it, I'll just stay with Slackware.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] cron job stopped working after switching from Mint 14 to Mint 13 Don_Nadie Linux Mint 16 05-11-2015 03:16 AM
Help installing Mint 17 in place of Mint 15 on dual boot with windows7 Gwynny Linux - Newbie 5 07-26-2014 09:58 AM
LXer: How to make Mint Menu always show favorite applications in Linux Mint 15 MATE LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-09-2013 01:00 PM
Mint Update has stopped loading the notification icon at startup (Mint 10) icekool Linux Mint 6 12-19-2010 07:49 AM
Newbie with Mint/ Linux needs to install Clam AV in Mint after 4 Wdws Trogan attack BAKEAPPLEFARM Linux Mint 6 03-24-2010 08:38 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration