It’s the age old question: “Which one is better for beginners, Linux Mint or Ubuntu?” Both are great Linux distros for new-to-Linux users, but one is probably a better choice. I will compare the flagship editions of both Ubuntu and Linux Mint and give you some reasons why I think Linux Mint might be the better choice for you if you are coming from Windows.
You know that your editrix recommends Linux Mint for all y’all. And she doesn’t just make it up, out of a whim. In fact is my recommendation based on experience and careful testing, but mostly on personal taste. LOL, no. But on my personal lazyness, and my love for comfy, cuddly environments. And in so far Mint is so much more easy to grasp and operate for all the total n00bs. It follows the old Windows logic and won’t ask you to learn walking again. Mint is just the better experience right out of the box!
Like Derek said, we’re talking about Day One users, the most critical group of people on the most critical day. Actually I guess in nowadays fast-living times and the impatience of the average computer user, we should make it not Day One, but the First Five Minutes experience. And in that regard is Mint’s standard Cinnamon desktop the bestest thing ever. You can start writing your memoirs right away, while in Ubuntu and most other distros you need a certain cooling off period, a time to get acquainted with your new environment.
But then, when the Cinnamon desktop is so great and easy peasy, why not using it on Ubuntu? Well, Ubuntu just cam out with its own Cinnamon version, but it’s still lagging behind Mint, for many other of the reasons Derek is telling you about.
Heck, even my personal favourite, EndeavourOS with Cinnamon DE is easier to use than Ubuntu with that super bad Gnome3 desktop.
Good video. It settles the old dispute once and for all. Watch!