I just installed linux mint and its fucking awesome
why do I never see it on /g/?
I don't see the advantage of mint over ubuntu to be honest. The packages are generally more out of date and they don't make security patches as quickly. My guess is that Unity's Amazon Search feature turned a lot of people off so they bailed to the most familiar thing available. Now that Mint is popular though why might see some cool Mint-specific development but I sort of doubt it.
That's exactly why it's not good. The entire point of Linux is to not be mainstream. You want to find the most obscure operating system that you are able to install and work with. If we wanted the most popular and best OS, we would just use windows
>That's exactly why it's not good. The entire point of Linux is to not be mainstream. You want to find the most obscure operating system that you are able to install and work with. If we wanted the most popular and best OS, we would just use windows
If he wants the current stable kernel, which is what I was referring to than use the testing repo. If he wants to be "bleeding edge" just compile Linus's git repo and install...
The entire point of cinnamon is being one of those two distros with a shitty gtk DE installed by default.
You'd be better off just installing KDE on ubanto or debian than using anything derived from that pure freetard trash.
The GTK based UI is for people that want to look normal and productive with gooeys, but still can't stand actual quality gooeys because they're neckbeards that want to be slowly driven towards unusually heavyweight ncurses apps written in python.
>b-b-b-but kew tee is bloat
Comes with every piece of software known to man installed. There's no easy way of disabling their retarded update checker that by sorts packages into weird tiers and doesn't update the kernel ever unless you jump through hoops manually. They hijack the Firefox search for their main ad revenue. Green is a shitty colour and every time I see Linux Mint I see it covered in marijuana leafs.
Their DEs look good by default I'll give them that.
>needs testing to use the current stable, on a "bleeding edge" distro
Coz it's shit, it's a project that literally takes Ubuntu and makes it worse. If you want use Ubuntu with Cinnamon or MATE just install Ubuntu and install Cinnamon or MATE on it.
I'm using the Debian based Mint version and it's perfectly fine.
/g/ just doesn't like it because it's not as autistic as they wish
What's your .conf file look like? I've never had issues with tearing and I've used it on several machines.backend = "glx";
paint-on-overlay = true;
glx-no-stencil = true;
glx-no-rebind-pixmap = true;
vsync = "opengl-swc";
shadow = false;
fading = false;
Also I tried playing CS:GO on it, and the stutter was crazy. Framerate was like 50 lower than on Windows too (still 200+ but still cinnamon was supposed to be fast).
Non-free software by default
Other than that it's an ok distro if you don't care about freedoms and choice. I'd use cinnamon or mate though, although your xfce looks good
Very nice may may there friend. Mind if I save it?
I have Mint on both my desktop and laptop and I like it a lot. I don't have much to compare it with though, because the only other distros I have used besides Centos/RHEL are more specialized stuff, like Puppy Arcade and Kali, etc.
Compared to Windows 7 though, it's great as a general OS. My only complaint is that they don't update the Nvidia driver package so I'm using a generation or two older, tried to install the new one manually but I must have been doing something wrong because it fucked up. Still, plenty of horsepower for the types of games I play (Mount and Blade, Wasteland 2, shit like that).
Because /g/ is mostly filled with elitist pricks.
It's good to know that you have installed Mint to get your feet wet with GNU/Linux.
Should you need the most newer software and/or never reinstall the OS? You could try later Linux Mint Debian Edition or Manjaro Linux