There's lots of others derived from Ubuntu, but not by the same developer. That's what makes up for the difference, things are changed around, other things are improved, and they didn't really improve on how bulky Ubuntu is for computer resources. The only reason people use it is because it's an easy migration from a Windows OS to Linux, and it's also more widely known. Same reason why the majority of people use IE... Firefox doesn't come pre-installed on your machine (more than likely), and same thing with Iron or Chromium.Not to rock the boat here but isn't Linux Mint a derivative of Ubuntu?
There is SO MUCH confusion when it comes to Linux distros because some say this distro is better, other say that distro is better. It all boils down to a very confusing mess of "he said, she said".
Who is right? Which distro is better? Depends on the day of the week and the weather if you ask me. One person advised me that Mint 10 sucked, that Mint 11 was way better, then another said the exact opposite. The Ubuntu was great but Mint sucked. If the Linux community is having this many issues regarding distros, then it's no wonder that everyone else is so confused.
As Yogi Berra, that famous New York Yankee, once stated: "It's deja vu all over again!"Sabayon and OpenSuse are far more superior than Ubuntu, as the same with
Mint 10 is bad, and same with Mint 9, Mint 8 was better than 9, and
Julia was horrible in comparison with 11. As stated, Ubuntu is easy to use,
which is why some beginner Linux users will always tell you that Ubuntu is
better. But that's probably only on a user configurability level.
No! be careful before installing it lol. You don't want to get yourself in trouble. If you want to create a dual boot setup. You'll have to use your Windows OS to shrink your drive volume in drive management to free up some space for a partition to put Linux onto. This partition will be formatted to ext4 when you choose to install Mint. Through the Mint install it will give you an option to install over the Windows OS, or to a separate partition, make sure you choose the right one. If you choose to install on a partition it will give you a screen during install to choose the amount of space (from the unallocated space you've freed up > by shrinking your hard drive volume) to format for your Linux partition. Once installed Linux will use gnome to give you a boot screen for choosing either Linux or Windows to boot from, with a timeout of 10 seconds for default I believe.I am playing around with Mint 11 on a live CD have not decided yet if I want to install it. Does it create a boot loader so I can select either my W7 64 bit My Vista 32Bit(which I have now in a dual boot configuration) or Mint if I decide to install it.
The latest one of course lol. There's also one called CrossOver, which is an advanced version of Wine, but not free.I have a question if I install Mint what version of wine software should I install
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