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Sep 14, 2011, 09:02 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Linux Mint is really well stocked, but half their inventory comes straight from Ubuntu. Which is a good thing. And which is the main reason Mint is better. The value added from Mint's contributions is evident in the money they make. I'm not really sure how their revenue compares to other distros, but for a small independent team, they seem to do okay. (They publish their donation and subscription receipts each month. Something other distros don't do either.) And that my friend is something especially hard to do in Linux. Most developers make little or nothing (unless they're on one of the big guys' payrolls - which is good work if you can get it). I get the impression Mint users are quite happy."

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