• @Nimrod@lemm.ee
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    55 months ago

    What are the actual differences between Ubuntu mint and Debian Mint? I’ve been using the former for a while now, but I just started exploring plain Debian (and kinda loving it). All this talk about Debian Mint is making me get the distro itchy foot.

    • palordrolap
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      5 months ago

      Ubuntu is based on Debian anyway, so LMDE cuts out the middle-man so to speak.

      The release scheduling is different, as are kernel updates (I think. Haven’t used regular Mint in years now) and anything specifically Ubuntu isn’t there, not that I can actually point to anything specific there.

      If you’ve a particular distrust (however vague) of Canonical or aren’t keen on their decisions about what goes into Ubuntu (and what doesn’t), using LMDE might be worth a shot. Likewise if you just like to be different.

      For everyday daily driver business, there’s not a lot to choose between them.

      • @Holzkohlen@feddit.de
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        14 months ago

        For everyday daily driver business, there’s not a lot to choose between them.

        Unless you have an Nvidia GPU cause LMDE lacks the neat driver installer (easy upgrade AND downgrade between driver versions). No Edge version with more up to date kernel either.

      • @Nimrod@lemm.ee
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        15 months ago

        Thanks for the reply. Seems I don’t have much to gain by making the switch. I do like that most questions I google come with Ubuntu answers that are relevant.

        • @Diplomjodler3@lemmy.world
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          25 months ago

          I’ve been using both for a while and from a practical point of view there really isn’t much difference. I guess it all comes down to ideological purity.

          • @Nimrod@lemm.ee
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            15 months ago

            That’s what I was worried about. I’ll leave it be for now. If I do end up distro hopping, I’ll probably try out something I never have.

            Honestly, it seems to me that there are far more tangible differences between desktop environments than actual distros.

        • swab148
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          15 months ago

          All the Ubuntu answers will work for Mint as well