Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Beans
    18

    Question Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    Hello,

    What is the difference between the most recent versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint? Which one is better to use?

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    UK
    Beans
    16,844
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    The only way to find out really is try both.

    Moved to cafe.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    Thread moved to Recurring.

    IMO Ubuntu is better.


    404
    404

    Come shoot the breeze with us on the Ubuntu Forums IRC channel - #ubuntuforums

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    The Left Coast of the USA
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Kubuntu

    Re: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    The better one is the one that best suits your needs and sensibilities.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Beans
    184
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    When you have a question about whether a particular distro is right for you...Virtualbox.
    "The Linux philosophy is laugh in the face of danger. Oops. Wrong one. Do it yourself. That's it." --Linus Torvalds

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Highland, IN - USA
    Beans
    1,282
    Distro
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    The better one is the one that best suits your needs and sensibilities.
    Indeed.
    Friedrich Nietzsche: "Without Music, Life Would Be A Mistake" - So, what album are you NOW PLAYING?

    My Last.FM | My Original Music at Jamendo

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1
    Beans
    4,140
    Distro
    Xubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    i prefer the ubuntu update manager, you can add the mint repo if you want to anyway if you want one of there packages for example the mint-meta-codecs
    i like xubuntu, i do recommend mint for someone coming from windows, since the panel layout is similar by default, if i do it for them i use xubuntu
    Laptop: ASUS A54C-NB91 (Storage: WD3200BEKT + MKNSSDCR60GB-DX); Desktop: Custom Build - Images included; rPi Server
    Putting your Networked Printer's scanner software to shame PHP Scanner Server
    I frequently edit my post when I have the last post

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Indiana, United States
    Beans
    734

    Re: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    The difference is basically the default desktop environment,3rd party software like flash installed by default, and a few mint additions like the mint menu and update manager. otherwise they are basically the same. i kinda think mint is prettier by default but that's just me.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Beans
    76
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    I never really liked the design style of Mint. I also like Unity, so maybe I am just weird.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Beans
    25

    Re: Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

    I like a topic about a competing distro gets buried in recurring

    Anyway, this makes me curious to try Mint and see what all the hype is about. If it's good I'll stay and if not then I will stick with Ubuntu and Windows 7 (or Windows 8 with the metro theme turned off.)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •