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Linux Mint freshens Ubuntu's palate

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 209.92.128.66] on September 04, 2007 07:07 PM
I agree with a lot of the points this article made, however there is a key factor that wasn't addressed properly. You are bound to have problems, even if they are considered "minimal" to some, with any new OS you try. While Linux Mint packs a very impressive array of features one thing that it doesn't have to the degree of Ubuntu is support (whether community based or other). Ubuntu online community is one of the largest and most helpful there is. If you have a problem there is a good chance someone has had it before or someone is willing to help. This is a very valuable part to a successful operating environment. I have been looking around at a few newer distros (Sam Linux, Mepis, and Linux Mint) and while they all have their advantages I still am sticking with Ubuntu because of the support available. Something to consider.

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