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Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Windows 8: Five points of comparison

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    ...The other distro that comes loaded with some 200 apps is the Linux Mint Debian flavor where you won't be seeing a 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 or any other newer version number since it is a one time OS where you simply add and change things that run on it...
    Would you mind explaining that comment please
    I think Night Hawk means this particular os:
    Download - Linux Mint

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  2. #32


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    ...The other distro that comes loaded with some 200 apps is the Linux Mint Debian flavor where you won't be seeing a 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 or any other newer version number since it is a one time OS where you simply add and change things that run on it...
    Would you mind explaining that comment please
    I think Night Hawk means this particular os:
    Download - Linux Mint
    Thanks, I've been using Mint, on and off, for a long time. What I'm interested in is, the implication of no further development and the comment "since it is a one time OS".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    ...The other distro that comes loaded with some 200 apps is the Linux Mint Debian flavor where you won't be seeing a 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 or any other newer version number since it is a one time OS where you simply add and change things that run on it...
    Would you mind explaining that comment please
    I think Night Hawk means this particular os:
    Download - Linux Mint
    You got it right there Hopachi! That's the version of LM that comes with the install options for some 200 apps. If you read through the description you'll see what I was referring to earlier.

    3. What is a rolling distribution?

    LMDE constantly receives updates. Its ISO images are updated now and then but users do not require to re-install it on their systems.


    4. How does LMDE compare to the Ubuntu-based editions?

    Pros:

    • You don't need to ever re-install the system. New versions of software and updates are continuously brought to you.
    • It's faster and more responsive than Ubuntu-based editions.

    Cons:

    • Although it's using Romeo for unstable packages, LMDE continuously changes as it receives updates and new software. Compared to a frozen version of Linux Mint which changes very little once it's publicly released, it's not as stable. Things are likely to break more often but fixes can also come quicker. For this reason, LMDE requires a deeper knowledge and experience with Linux, dpkg and APT.
    • Debian is a less user-friendly/desktop-ready base than Ubuntu. Expect some rough edges.

    No 12.04 onto 12.10 onto... The drawback for some is that this one is Debian not ubuntu based while still able to read and write on MS partitions making it an option for a larger data recovery stick(4gb root/file system partition on 32gb flash drive).

    It's a little larger then the usual Linux Mint release with the VHD for the VM Player coming in a 6gb when backed. While not compatible with ubuntu they make up for that by having the 200 apps installers included rather then searching around for each separate item. This was released in Sept. 2010. I attached an image of one of the basic desktop themes it comes with not much different then any other LM release.
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    Doh! I was having a blonde moment
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    Now you see why I ended up hating to deal with ubuntu when every 6 months a new number was out after just getting one on and all set! This one however was the one time release still available with automatic updates as well as the users allowed to update and customize as he/she goes along.

    The advantage of ubuntu or Puppy Linux over Mint or Mint Debian is in size mainly for the recovery sticks(usb flash drives with custom install of distro on 2nd root partition, first NTFS). Mint as well as other distros including the live Knoppix have all grown in size over time while ubuntu is still small enough to run live off cd. This is one reason why it became a popular distro.

    The alternative and larger OS still of course would be Windows. With all the security holes in XP with IE 6 there being plagued with just that people turned to the open source community for not only browsers but another OS free of malwares just like they thought FF would be the browser of choice.

    In contrast MS smartened up starting with Vista about seeing improvements in security as well as stability including the need for actually supporting the OS for a change not wait forever. The next two as the next to come versions of Windows have all had mixed views about them. Many dumped 7 to go back to Vista! Others dumped both Vista and 7 to fall back on XP while others that want to move up from XP didn't like the other two and are now apt to look at what 8 brings.
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