Ok, here is finally a review of Linux Mint 18.2 MATE edition. You know it’s the distro I always recommend for newbs on Linux. So it’s nice to see a dedicated review about that particular combo of Mint + MATE. Unfortunately the teklek411 guy doesn’t have much to say about it … and he pronounces MATE like totally wrong. How often must I say it’s not your Anglophile drinking buddy “mate” but the Amazonian herbal drink mate yerba, which is of course pronounced the Spanish way. Jeez those English mofos always think the whole world turns around them, eventhough Spanish speaking people are a vast majority over English speakers. He also says that the XFCE desktop environment is faster than MATE, which is wrong.
Anyway, I recommend you use the standard Cinnamon edition of Mint, if your hardware is not too old and weak. For older machines I’d prefer MATE.
However, watchy this here:
Nice and easy, right? Yes, as I say since years when you come from Windows or Mac you shouldn’t have any trubbels getting used to the new playground … and you’ll prefer it after a short while.
And then you can go crazy and try out all the 23 million different base codes, desktop environments and window managers. But for you as a totally dougheyed beginner there’s Linux Mint 18.2 with Cinnamon/MATE desktop environments!