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My first Linux OS was/is Mint 7. I'm still using it on a daily basis, and like it a lot. I don't have much to compare it to, just Ubuntu. Between the two though I prefer Mint. Obviously they are very similar, but Mint felt more intuitive and complete. And green is my favorite color :)

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Mark, what do you think of Mint?

 

Anyone else running it?

Well, Mint is not for me but it's a great distro, especially for people coming over from Windows.

 

Best implementation of Gnome IMO.

 

I tried Mint 8 for a few weeks when the RC first came out and it ran great.

 

To me and many others Mint is what Ubuntu should be.

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I tried Mint very brielfy and didn't like it. It's really just a green Ubuntu with a smaller community and uglier appearance. I can see the appeal for some people, but Ubuntu is really everything Mint is and more, so there's not much of a reason to switch to me.

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I tried Mint very brielfy and didn't like it. It's really just a green Ubuntu with a smaller community and uglier appearance. I can see the appeal for some people, but Ubuntu is really everything Mint is and more, so there's not much of a reason to switch to me.

Mint has all the features that Ubuntu has plus many others and Ubuntu is the poster child for ugly.

 

They do have a smaller community but it has grown fairly large.

 

If you need help you can go to either Mint or Ubuntu Forums.

 

IMO you can't go wrong with either.

 

They are both very solid Linux systems.

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Which is ugly, which is pretty.....all subjective, and very easy to change.

 

The difference between Ubuntu and Mint is essentially philosophical. I like Ubuntu for that, but it makes Mint a bit better for the novice.

 

 

:geezer:

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That's true. I just didn't like the menu style of it or the weird crap that came up in terminal...

I really like the menu style.

 

Just type what your looking for and it comes up.

 

I hate fly out menus.

 

The terminal thing is easily disabled.

 

I found that to be very annoying.

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I really like the menu style.

 

Just type what your looking for and it comes up.

 

I hate fly out menus.

 

The terminal thing is easily disabled.

 

I found that to be very annoying.

 

-To each his own.

 

-True.

 

-I love them

 

-I knew that

 

-As did I

 

In the end, it's still a Ubuntu clone.

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Based on what I have seen so far, Mint definitely looks like it's worth a shot. I like KDE more than Gnome, and OpenSuse more than Ubuntu, but that's because of cosmetic touches it has, and nothing much else. However, Mint saves me the trouble of downloading the restricted package, and I find the theme to be a lot better than ugly brown.

 

To me, green just works for an OS, even though I really do despise the color green for anything else.

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