As a person who loves to tinker with new things, I often find myself learning something new. Or when I find my attention in a game is waning, I’ll look for something different to play or perhaps revisit an old favorite.
Before making the full time switch to Linux, I used other distributions. None of them made me feel comfortable to the point of making my whole computing world about open source software.
These have included:
- and a few I’ve long since forgotten
None of the ones I recently tried felt comfortable. I did what many users have done. Distro-hop. Let’s face it, I hate Gnome. I barely tolerate Mac OS. But I keep one around for reasons of I also hate Android phones. So doing things for my iPhone necessitates my having that running in my home. I digress.
Recently I found myself with spare hardware and thought I might give another distro a try. Try as I might, I just can’t see myself using anything else. Linux Mint has won the prize for me. It’s quick and everything works. It all just works. It’s fast and now that I use the latest available Linux Kernel (6.2.0-37 as of this writing), even all my games run super smooth with over 100 frames per second.
I’m telling you. Whether you’re a complete Linux noob or a seasoned pro, Linux Mint is a very good sweet spot!
I’ve recently given LMDE 6 (Debian based Mint, instead of Ubuntu based) a go and I would love to see that become the predominant version of Mint in the future. Sadly, on my laptop it doesn’t give me the option to switch GPU’s like the Ubuntu based Mint does. Other than that, it rocks even harder. Maybe LMDE 7 will become the new gold standard.
Besides, it was like the Cinnamon Desktop was made for me!! Time will tell.