is Mint a good distro for a first-time Linux user?

is Mint a good distro for a first-time Linux user?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A good first-time linux distro is one that you can just download and it just works. Your goal now is to escape the Microsoft Black person plantation. Mint is one of them but consider debian or ubuntu.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, good night friend

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say anything Debian-based is good for a first time user and Mint is probably the most streamlined version of the Debian-based.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      don't listen to people trying to sell you debian. it is the only truly cursed distro. you could say its dark history hangs over it

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >curbyourenthusiasm.mp3

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mint has been gaining in popularity because it's more windows like. Otherwise ubuntu is probably a good choice.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've used linux for around 10 years. Used ubuntu,mint, arch, manjaro, debian, fedora.

    Currently back to mint, although my 2nd computer is still fedora

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ultimately you are playing the waiting game of having a polished desktop on linux, which still isn't here in 2024.

    Wayland is still buggy

    KDE and plasma 6 was a big buggy dissapointment.

    Mint is the closest in terms of reliability, stability, support and it works very well.

    Guess we'll just have to use linux mint until KDE sorts itself out.

    PopOS made a moronic decision they should've just switched to cinnamon and helped develop wayland on this DE if they really wanted to progress the linux desktop.

    Every distro on linux should move to KDE as their main DE because it's the future of linux.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >KDE and plasma 6 was a big buggy dissapointment.
      >Every distro on linux should move to KDE as their main DE because it's the future of linux.
      I swear, nothing ever changes with this OS. I have been hearing this shit about KDE since version 4

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well valve made KDE the primary DE for the steam deck so it has no choice at this point.

        We just need unification so QT/wayland seems like the future that everyone should be developing/pushing for if that's the way the linux desktop is going towards.

        Gnome is a steaming pile of shit, I'm not a programmer tho so I wouldn't know how hard it is to develop for each.

        Mint is good for what it is, a stable reliable and fast ubuntu desktop build on X11 cinnamon without snaps using GTK. IMO I think mint will bring back KDE when X11 becomes completely unviable. Until then I'm sticking with mint.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't even disagree with you. I guess I'm just tired of Linux sucking.

          It felt like the Linux desktop was starting to mature and gain traction in the mid-2000s. Then KDE 4 released and broke KDE. Then GNOME 3 released and broke GNOME.

          It feels like Linux never fully recovered from that.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can confirm Im on KDE right now , there are some screen bugs that are annoying - I still like it a lot and nothing major that I need breaks so I don't mind.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and helped develop wayland on this DE if they really wanted to progress the linux desktop.
      I agree. imagine Fedora Cinnamon with Wayland support. I would frick that

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >escapes Microsoft botnet
    >installs Mint botnet

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-hundreds-were-tricked-into-installing-linux-mint-backdoor/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kys

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >they hated him because he told them the truth
        >"shut up!"

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >aaiiiieeeeeee they got hacked 8 years ago which will never happen again
          moron

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microsoft botnet
      Mint botnet
      That might be the actual reason some anons shill so much Mint, have you ever noticed how them always mention mint when the following questions are asked;
      >so I'm new to linux, which distro should I try?
      mint
      >I'm only used windows my entire life
      mint
      >I'm new to the communit
      mint

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        haha maybe. i doubt it's that sinister. it's probably a single IQfy chudcel coping with his os choice and about to hop to a better distro

        the whole point of mint (easy codecs) has been a non-issue for years

        >ubuntu is the obvious choice
        ubuntu was the choice 10 years ago

        ubuntu is the only decent option for a just works distro

        imagine trying to be a user-friendly desktop distro and not shipping gnome or plasma. cinnamon is ugly, clunky, and stuck in the past

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >ugly, clunky, and stuck in the past
          this is how i feel about Ubuntu now

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            what exactly is innovative about cinnamon? it feels like a worse version of windows xp

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it is smooth as butter, give it a fair shot

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Say anything other than Mint. I guarantee you that normie will come back to you with normie issues. Do you have the energy to solve all their problems and answer the same questions everytime a new windows users jumps in linux? I don't. That's why I recommend Mint and go with my day

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dis homie looks all article from 2016. wtf?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's with the sudden influx of Mint shilling? Is Gaza back online?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go leave, schizo
      It's getting posts because it's the only good desktop Linux distro

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Go leave, schizo
        stay out of /misc/ where you belong pussy

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        By supporting Linux Mint you are literally supporting Hamas. This is a fact.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          even doe you aren't

          [...]

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Clem is a public Hamas sympathizer. You would already know this if you weren't a newbie tourist.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            israelite cope
            close your mouth hebrew
            Mint is Gold tier, and you know it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Mint is Gold tier
            Silver at best. Mint hasn't had any true stand-out features for at least a decade. It's a relic of the past coasting along solely on brand recognition.
            Also Cinnamon is a buggy laggy piece of shit in par with KDE.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            typo
            *God tier

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Where could I have possibly made that typo?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the typo was mine
            i meant to say God tier not gold tier

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's competent at least. But it's nothing special.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Mint hasn't had any true stand-out features for at least a decade.
            Why does Mint need "stand-out features"?

            what exactly is innovative about cinnamon? it feels like a worse version of windows xp

            >what exactly is innovative about cinnamon?
            Why does Cinnamon need to be "innovative"?

            What's wrong with something that just works?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >What's wrong with something that just works?
            Because if it doesn't why wouldn't I just use Ubuntu proper?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Snaps

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            sudo apt purge snapd

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I frickin hate this meme. It doesn't work.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What part of it doesn't work? The sudo? The apt? The purge? Or maybe the snapd?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The everything.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Elaborate.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >What's wrong with something that just works?
            Because if it doesn't why wouldn't I just use Ubuntu proper?

            Wrong quote
            >Why does Mint need "stand-out features"?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it doesn't necessarily need to be innovative. but every time you use a derivative you move away from the source, which adds complexity and means you need to trust yet another set of people/infrastructure.

            ubuntu adds enough value over debian to make it worthy of use and to take on this additional complexity and risk. but mint doesn't anymore, imo.

            that's why i asked about innovation.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fair point and I wouldn't mind at all if Mint left Ubuntu behind entirely and was rebased on Debian

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            LMDE

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cinnamon "just works" in the sense that it accomplishes only the bare minimum. Jack of all trades, master of none. It is pure concentrated mediocrity. Pretty much anything else is a better option.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >it accomplishes only the bare minimum
            what do you run?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Today? About 5 miles. It's Friday give me a rest.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Cinnamon "just works" in the sense that it accomplishes only the bare minimum.
            What crucial functionality is missing from Cinnamon compared to other DEs in your opinion?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Do you understand what "bare minimum" means?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Answer the question

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Performance is shit compared to every other DE due to being forked from early GNOME 3.
            Customizability is also shit. You can basically just change the theme (which, thank God, have you seen Mint-Y?) and the panel layout.
            No email or calendar integration either, you're expected to use Thunderbird like it's 2005.
            That's just off the top of my head.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i thought mint was gnome 2
            damn I'm switching

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            hahahaha
            the perfect post doesn't exi--

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            heeee hehe
            its good, and i am sick of people saying it is not

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >it accomplishes only the bare minimum. Jack of all trades, master of none.
            Which is all the average user really wants out of a DE.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Which would be a valid point if not for the fact that GNOME can do everything Cinnamon does but better.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >GNOME
            lol
            lmao

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Your definition of "better" is different from almost everyone else's.

            I'm right.
            Cinnamon is a relic of a bygone era where everyone and their mother had their own GNOME fork.
            It's time to come home, white man.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No one cares, ebussy.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >saved

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Your definition of "better" is different from almost everyone else's.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What's the use case for a non-innovative DE?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I know that
            He stopped with the political shit albeit
            If you donate, it goes to the development of Linux mint and that alone

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >saved

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Clem is a public Hamas sympathizer. You would already know this if you weren't a newbie tourist.

          You can stop with the sales pitch, I already liked Mint.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Clem is a public Hamas sympathizer. You would already know this if you weren't a newbie tourist.

          What's wrong about being a Hamas sympathizer?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Absolutely nothing. I believe in free speech. You're fully entitled to your opinion that terrorism is good and should be encouraged.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You're fully entitled to your opinion that terrorism is good and should be encouraged.
            give credit where credit is due hebrew.
            do not ever talk shit about /misc/ either, that is my home board and i take that shit personally.
            you wanna be a cry baby pussy seething about those that do not worship you, keep that shit to yourself.
            how is that for free speech?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >do not ever talk shit about /misc/ either, that is my home board and i take that shit personally.
            How old are you?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            old enough to know
            t.knower

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I never brought up pol. That was a different anon.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I never brought up pol. That was a different anon.

            But since you brought it up, you should go back there.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            do not ever come there, sit your ass here where you belong.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You stick to /misc/ and I'll stick to IQfy. Deal?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i will stick to both and we can keep that between us, deal?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What's in it for me?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            election tourist frick off we're full

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Very based anon.
            The Founding Fathers would be proud of you.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I support Linux Mint 100%, then

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Arch is better if you want to learn Linux.

      You are right, definitely not organic.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what if I don't want to "learn Linux"
        what if I just want an OS that'll work out of the box and won't be bloated with AI shit and NSA spyware

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Arch isn't a "learning" distro, it's for people who are already familiar with *nix.

        what if I don't want to "learn Linux"
        what if I just want an OS that'll work out of the box and won't be bloated with AI shit and NSA spyware

        If you're only switching for the sake of privacy, you will probably hate it. Just warning you now. If you want a smooth experience, some degree of learning is unavoidable, and the UX is just not the same as Windows.
        Otherwise, yes, Mint is a perfectly fine distro.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whats the point of using mint over Debian?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bookworm is pretty great

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Whats the point of using mint over Debian?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i don't, but I think some people find it to be very windows esque - but I think thats only for the autists that need like a 1:1 port to stay sane yet try something new.

          Or corps that might want linux ,to save costs but not alienate their workforce too much.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no
    it almost bricked my bitlocker when I was trying it live because it wouldn't shut down properly and I had to hard reset

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      skill issue

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        frick off homosexual

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          sorry about your struggles

          It's competent at least. But it's nothing special.

          i enjoy it, and i run all kinds of linux

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't want to enjoy my operating system. I want to forget that it exists entirely.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            then you should be on Mint

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Too much cinnalag, too many cinnacrashes.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Too much cinnalag, too many cinnacrashes.

            for linux, ubuntu is the obvious choice. only IQfy autists care about snap versus flatpak, wayland versus x11

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >ubuntu is the obvious choice
            ubuntu was the choice 10 years ago

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    kubuntu and mint are both good
    avoid regular ubuntu

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, yeah, have your laughs. Make your diversions. Just remember, that when I am king you will be FIRST UPON THE WALL! Useless peons babbling about nothing of consequence, letting all signaling fall between your delicate, awkward little Linux Mint fricking fingers.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    10th mint shill thread today. What is your objective here?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what else is there to talk about?
      it is a great OS for people new to linux, and that is the point of the thread.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You need multiple threads per day to say this? If it's good, let it speak for itself. Unless you have another motive?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what would my motive be? honestly?
          is there some great conspiracy to get people to try out Mint?
          i give credit where credit is due, i am very experienced in linux and i use it, but then again i do not define myself but what OS i use.. looking right at you arch gays

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux is a fricking meme.
    It will cause you so many problems down the road.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and so many solutions aswell

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Linux is such a great solution to having free time.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mint has an outdated kernel and might not work everywhere. If youre new to linux, stick to basics, or or your laptops volume buttons wont work or something and absolutely nobody on any forum will help you fix them. Try Debian or Gentoo

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. I prefer Debian, but Mint has the most user friendly out-of-the-box settings I've ever used in desktop Linux.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the best out of the box just werks distro option right now, until people get their heads out of their asses and work on KDE and stop fragmenting the linux Desktop.

      Cinnamon has a right to exist, but mint team should really drop MATE/XFCE as they are old abandonware, make a linux mint plasma edition and keep cinnamon as a backup.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >linux mint plasma edition
        We can dream

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >MATE/XFCE as they are old abandonware
        i always enjoy random new users with bizarre takes

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Year of the linux desktop won't come without unification. Gnome is holding this back, GTK is holding this back.
          KDE is already supported by valve, wayland and gamescope is already supported by valve.

          it's already clear QT is easier and more compatible with wayland.

          Come on in for the big win instead of fragmenting linux for the 10000th time.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nope, it's the best

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes.

    >t. Switched to Linux last month. Used Mint because of all the shit I've heard about Ubuntu.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dear anon:

      Go the frick back.

      Sincerely,
      The Linux Community

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ah yes, "The Linux Community".

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >listening to anything IQfy says ever
      i shart the dart

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, you will add the oibaf or whatever PPA to have an update kernel and Mesa drivers, then you will add another repo to update Lutris and Wine/Proton and everything is going to shit itself.
    If all you are going to do is shitpost on IQfy then yeah it alright

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    always has been

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's the best, just works out of the box with sensible default settings, polished for linux standards, it even has the same keybindings as windows for almost everything. Just avoid mate wich is bugged and redundant.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    I would recommend either Debian or Mint. You should avoid Ubuntu. They have ads in the terminal for their pro Ubuntu and force snap packages on you among other nonsense. It's a terrible corporate distro.

    The thing with Debian is that they their main desktop environment is Gnome. If you want any other desktop environment than that you should know that the Debian team puts very little effort into the images that ship with other desktop environments. Their Gnome image is very good however, so I would consider that too.

    If you want something more windows-like however, I would go with Mint. Any of their desktop environments are fine, really, but Cinnamon is their main one.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How else does Mint differ from Ubuntu besides the following?
    - Mint has flatpak, Ubuntu has snap
    - Mint does not have GNOME or KDE
    - Ubuntu has ads in terminal
    - Ubuntu has Ubuntu Pro (free subscription for more comprehensive security updates)

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux mint is the only viable distro for desktop Linux for 99% of the population. The other 1% will want something like Arch as they need some up-to-date package for development or some shit.
    >Inb4 insert Debian, Fedora, Arch cope
    All of them need hours of tard wrangling to make it usable for the average npc idiot. You're asking for trouble putting anyone on them.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Linux mint is the only viable distro for desktop Linux for 99% of the population.
      Let's kill Linux Mint then. I don't want tards flooding my perfect free ecosystem.

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