Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2) // Linux distro review

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“LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.” – The Linux Mint Website

7 thoughts on “Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2) // Linux distro review

  1. Good review Christopher. Thank you for taking the time. I wish there were a server edition of this edition so I could skip upgrades and just do updates, dist-upgrades and be done with in-place upgrades taking the chance of breaking major packages. I'm not so naive as to believe a dist-upgrade doesn't potentially cause the same problems, but in my 21 years of using Linux as my sole desktop OS at home on both laptops and desktops, and my only OS at work for 18 of those 21 years with Windows for 21 months and Apple's Mac OS for 6 months of that 21 years, I'm well versed in what OSes can and can't do to a user, and vice-versa.

    I found a blog somewhere (I need to go find it again because I'm going to convert a small 6-server farm to LMDE this week) that instructs a user in using LMDE for a server OS, and in my short reading it seemed sound enough to give it a go. So go I think I will. I only need a simple LAMP stack on it, with Sendmail and procmail/formail as well. Yeah, it's not that simple, but I've been doing that long enough, it's simple enough.

    Again, good review. Thanks…

  2. Have version 1 in virtual machine. Runs great in vm. Been having too many bugs in ubuntu (studio version) probably from updates and such. Haven't decided, because my experience is that debian is harder to get everything set up. But I guess that mint would make that easier, especially in version2?

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