I was looking for a nice system to be used for some older hardware, but easily supporting all the modern internet apps used by the youngsters. Normally I do it in three steps:
- Try out the system using VirtualBox.
- If I like the system I install it on a partition on my main desktop and show it to the family.
- If they like it, I install it on their system.
Lately I have tried Peppermint 3.1 and Linux Mint 14.1 both based on Ubuntu and both crashing the installer during the last steps. An experience like this directly turn me off. I know many people try a distro first in VirtualBox too. Is it so difficult for the distro to test at least the installer using VirtualBox?