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I have been a long term user of LL for years. Then all of a sudden I had a major issue, and never recovered. I then installed LM and had been using it for about 5 years, because it works.

I was able to get printer working, and various software with out a hitch. When I am asked why I used LM , my reply would be "because it just works". I am not a PC buff that has heaps of technical expertise, so I need things to work properly and with out a great deal of intervention.

How ever,as I had used LL years ago for several years, thought I give it another go. Yes you have to fiddle a little bit, but at the end of the day, I still like LL. And so here I am back on LL 7.0.

Hope I do not have to move again. Fingers crossed.

Today upon boot, it halted with a boot error, so now I am not sure????? after systemctl reboot it did boot up ok and I performed an update , which went ok, then rebooted, and all seems to be working with out a hitch.

I have to admit, these problems I never had with LM. Last LM used was Virgina.

Şerban S.:
Hi!


--- Quote from: keiaa on April 23, 2024, 03:58:54 AM ---I was conflicted before over what to pick; Linux Mint or Linux Lite. I have used both prior my installation but Lite has won my heart. I don't know, Mint is fine, but perhaps Lite's Help Manual and just better ease of use won me over. What do you guys think of LM?

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I've been using Linux Mint from LM 15.x to 18.x. That is, five years. On a daily basis.
Since this is the Linux Lite forum, I belive the only notable thing to say, is that since I switched to Linux Lite, some "fine tuning" aspects proved to be convincing enough.
As for a daily choice, I guess if something dramatically changes inside Linux Lite, I'll probably get back to Linux Mint. At least, for some time.
For now, as if today's makeup, making a choice between Linux Lite and Linux Mint, is difficult, even for me.
Being objective on such an extremely subjective matter, such as personal taste over performance, makes a sound choice look at least "difficult".
On the other "side of the moon"...
Linux Lite walks the talk.
After almost 6 years of daily work, some 10 hous uptime/day, I guess I have enough practice to say that indeed, Linux Lite walks the talk.
I never had memory issues (while on Linux Mint, was the primary issue that made me move!)
Complex environment setup.
I use a lot of custom installed applications so fault tolerance is a key feature.
After making the choices on what to install and what for, you'll have to face the challenge of blending the apps into the internal gear of the OS.
After testing many other distros, the ease of use,  complex setups tolerance and high stability, became the "measuring" tool for any distro.
Still, there is another factor that IMHO defines a good distro: the community.
Is it warm? Is it large enough? Is it tolerant? Is it responsive?
The distros in themselves, are pretty much the same thing nowadays.
If someone belives the distro can do anything, well, I'd recommend : "Play with the distro 5 years. Then we talk. If you can stand the trial period."
Is it the distro? I am pretty sure it is the guy behind the gear, who pulls the strings.
So, to conclude, if you need to be convinced to make one choice or another over X distros:
"Play with the distro 5 years. Then we talk. If you can stand the trial period."

Best regards, Șerban.



keiaa:
I was conflicted before over what to pick; Linux Mint or Linux Lite. I have used both prior my installation but Lite has won my heart. I don't know, Mint is fine, but perhaps Lite's Help Manual and just better ease of use won me over. What do you guys think of LM?

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