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    Which one? or both?


    Ok, I've narrowed my distro choice down to two: Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint 9. I hear Linux mint is based heavily on Ubuntu, and the two are very similar. I am leaning towards installing both, but if they are basically the same, would that just be a waste of HD, or would I end up never using one of them. If so, which one do you recommend?

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    Welcome to LF MHardeman25!

    The best answer should be to try them both and see what fits you best. Mint is supposed to be a better beginner's Linux distribution than Ubuntu. But imho try them both :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHardeman25 View Post
    Ok, I've narrowed my distro choice down to two: Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint 9. I hear Linux mint is based heavily on Ubuntu, and the two are very similar. I am leaning towards installing both, but if they are basically the same, would that just be a waste of HD, or would I end up never using one of them. If so, which one do you recommend?
    MINT-9-LXDE, if you please!

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    MINT-9-LXDE, if you please!
    I didn't say Ubuntu 10.04 LTS did I? But if it would make you happy, I suppose next time I'll type it all the way out .

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    I think you missed Zenwalkers intent. Mint 9 has several different versions, each with a different desktop. He was endorsing Mint 9 with the LXDE desktop, available from distrowatch.com, along with the other flavors.

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