Sorry I know it's not as mature as Ubuntu ,which is after all based on Debian with alot of the Ubuntu devs working on Debian and vice versa. But i think Clem and his team deserve a bit of credit, dont want to start an argument with you or hijack someone else's thread so hence the private message.
BY the way i don't have mint installed as i prefer Ubuntu for the help you can gain in the forums and feel guilty asking for help in mint.
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