"Life is full of surprises, some of them good and some
of them bad. This week I got a great surprise when a Debian version
of Linux Mint was released. I wasn't aware that the Linux Mint
developers were even working on it, so the release was quite
unexpected. I did a full review of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)
for the Desktop Linux Reviews blog, but I wanted to talk about why
this release is so important and helpful for desktop Linux users.
"Not Everybody is a Fan of Ubuntu
"As you probably already know, the other versions of Linux Mint
are based on Ubuntu. There are various versions including the GNOME
version of Linux Mint, Linux Mint KDE, Linux Mint Xfce, etc. Each
of these is popular, in their own way and with their own base of
"But not everyone is enamored with Ubuntu. There are those who
think that Ubuntu has made Linux too Mac-like. Remember the
controversy over where the title bar buttons were placed in the
last release of Ubuntu? Swarms of angry Ubuntu users castigated
Canonical for following too closely in Apple's footsteps."
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