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A Look at Linux Mint Debian Edition

Jan 19, 2011, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"I have a fairly wary relationship with Debian GNU/Linux, so I had to wonder how things would go with the new Linux Mint Debian Edition.

"My wariness stems from my early days of using Linux and trying to install Debian a few times and — thanks to my inexperience, failing spectacularly. Chastened, I would ultimately reach over and grab a MandrakeLinux or Red Hat disk instead.

"Over the years, it's been a source of mild embarrassment, enough to keep me from trying it out again, as new distros like Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu came along.

"Today, though, I am one step closer to eliminating that small bit of shame, as I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition. And, I must say, liking it."

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