Hmm, dunno why I was so hesitant to install Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 on little Gaga. Did I expect some spectacular failure, some major system fukkyuppy? No. And of course nothing happened. Installation went quick and was very easy, even for houswifey me. No problem.
But I didn’t install LMDE4 to test it on itself and find out if it is a good Linux distro, but I wanted to compare it to my chosen n00b-friendly easypeasy distro Sparky. And it’s gotta be said, LMDE made a very good impression, right from the get-go it showed me and Sparky who’s the big fat mofo in the house. Everything looked very professional, as we know it from Mint.
That’s not to say that Sparky was bad in that regard; installation went quick and without a single problem, so the difference between LMDE and Sparky was rather cosmetically.
But now let’s have a look into the experience:
Okayyyy, after this quick peek my recommendations list remains unchanged: