• massacre@lemmy.world
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      F-that! Take pride… Mint is ridiculously good. Well managed, stable, “just works” and yet has all the capabilities you want, including auto-running near the edge for current kernels (backed down to stable) without doing jack. You can run at the bleeding edge if you want to manage it yourself.

      And for any haters - here’s my take: I’ve been working with Unix for 30+ years, I installed Slackware off of floppies when 16MB of RAM was god-like. I have built, compiled and managed nearly every distro at some point certainly the upstream giants. I’ve been there for the birth of all of them. I’ve also professionally worked on AIX, SunOS/Solaris, HPUX. Yes there’s a lot of fun in maintaining and running things to your satisfaction, but when you hit a certain inflection point of balancing your real life and maintaining distros across multiple machines and decide “This is the way” - Mint just fits the bill on so many levels.

      Mint is the bomb and I’m done pretending. Fight me (not you, OP, you’re cool)

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        20+ year Linux user here. Fuck it, I ain’t got time to manage dumb shit. Install and go, please.

        Though I am curious about LMDE.

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        I’ve got to admit, I do love Mint. I’ve thought about hopping, but I’ve never had a serious problem with Mint (that wasn’t my own fault) so I’ve never really had the motivation.

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      All my homies love mint, just because it’s friendly doesn’t mean it’s bad!

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      Mint is the basic bitch of distros. Sure she shows up in fugly ugs, leggings, gripping a pumpkin spice drank. But she shows up! Works hard. That girl fucks! Make no mistake, basic bitches make the world go round.

      Mint is the shit!

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      Mint works pretty well! I’ve never been much of a power user so using its GUI (Cinnamon 'cause I failed miserably at running KDE) to update and install certain programs is pretty convenient.

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      the only objective problem mint has is that it’s so good I struggle to get people I convinced to install it to be interested in other distros and stuff. And that’s fine.

      Mint is a solid choice and the one I recommend to anyone who just wants something that works or doesn’t care about having several choices, and even when someone wants to explore more options I always include Mint. It just works, it’s easy to install that even my non-tech savvy mother on a phone call with me managed to install it and Cinnamon has just enough customization options ootb to make it yours without being overwhelming to a noob like KDE.

      I personally don’t use it cause I am not the biggest fan of using GUIs, debian derivatives and I prefer KDE plasma so I just go with other options (currently Fedora 40, been using Arch and NixOS a lot before this), however even in my case I could most likely turn LM into what I want with some effort (I just don’t see the point in doing that), and my father who has been using Linux since Kernel 1.0 and is definitely a power user swears by it.

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        has just enough customization options ootb

        Mints biggest crime is not having a Mint-Y dark mode despite so many people asking for it if you Google.

        Best theme, bright mode only. Criminal.

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      I tried installing it 2 times, fucked it up the first time because I didn’t read it well enough, then fucked it up when trying to encrypt an USB drive. I’ve found its installer really not user-friendly. Any tips on the installation?

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    Ubuntu actually. I hated Ubuntu for a long time, until there was a game which only ran on Ubuntu. And now, after installing it, I’m actually pretty impressed and like it a lot. Yaru is a very good-looking theme, and the customizations Ubuntu made to stock GNOME are actually pretty logical (like adding windows buttons). It has among the best documentation and package support in the whole Linux universe. I’m a guy who likes to tinker, but for whom it is more important that the PC runs well, and I haven’t encountered a single problem with Ubuntu yet - no kernel panic, no weird Bluetooth stuff, no apps which don’t run for some reason,…

    Everything just works. And that makes me happy. So Ubuntu it is.

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      My first try at linux was ubuntu 8 on a 2008 or 09 Lenovo idea pad. I left linux shortly after for windows based products for a little while for mostly pc gaming. After learning more about the current state of linux in 2022 i return to Ubuntu long term release and I’m very impressed with how well it works.

      I have been tinkering with different things like large language models and a few other tools which has caused me issues with graphics drivers recently but overall it works well every time

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    Endeavour, fixing issues is easy enough.

    Yes I have the arch logo as a wallpaper of my PC and my phone why do you ask?

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      hell yeah, endeavour is such an underrated arch distro, almost plug and play

      running kde?

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        Yep, I’ll admit that I kind of gnomified it with the super button opening the overview (not slow since 6.0), but that’s kind of the point of KDE, we can do what we want.

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    Opensuse. Screw all the haters, it just werks (except for codecs needing to be installed and some minor fiddling)

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      My first was SUSE followed shortly thereafter by the initial release of Fedora Core. Lots of distro hopping and tinkering later, I run LMDE these days as my daily driver and I distro hop on the other computers in my collection.