It's time savers like the one mentioned above that has made non-Ubuntu centric distributions not worth spending much time with. It's not a lack of ability on my end, rather it's a lack of wanting to spend a weekend setting up a new installation just to meet my needs. My time is valuable, so any distribution I select to meet my needs will be reflective of this.
In this article, I will be looking at distributions based on Ubuntu and/or Debian (only), then exploring what makes each spin-off unique.
Easily one of the most popular Ubuntu derivatives out there, Linux Mint has grown into the ideal option for anyone who is looking to run an Ubuntu-base, with a slightly different approach. Many people are under the impression that Linux Mint is merely a re-purposed version of Ubuntu. While this may have been the case when Linux Mint first came about, today it has its own approach to a desktop environment, software and even software backup.
What makes Linux Mint awesome is the fact that it takes what Ubuntu did, then added an additional layer to make it even easier. For some Linux enthusiasts, this might make you roll your eyes. But for the new Linux users who have found Linux Mint, the following features have made the switch to Linux much smoother.
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