Head-to-Head of the Ubuntu Giants

Two favourites of the unwashed masses, two very practical and easy to grasp operating systems. Nearly identical Ubuntu bases, nearly identical Mate desktop environments, and still two very different attempts to define a GNU/Linux distribution that works for everybody:

Ubuntu Mate vs Linux Mint Mate | DistroWars

Today we will compare two popular Mate distributions to see which one has more to offer a new user. We will look at #Ubuntu and #LinuxMint Mate editions. We are using the Ubuntu 20.10 beta and Linux Mint 20. #DistroWars

00:00 Intro

03:06 Ubuntu Mate

12:23 Linux Mint Mate

19:37 Conclusions

Needless to mention that I don’t use none of those two. But if I did I’d go with Mint. Jus’ sayin’.


    • Yeah, a simple yet enticing concept:

      Ubuntu (Zulu pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼù])[1] is a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity.” It is often translated as “I am because we are,” or “humanity towards others,” or in Xhosa, “umntu ngumntu ngabantu” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.”[2]


      Ubuntu is very good term to define the philosophy of Free and Open Source Software, of which GNU/Linux is a part. So for Mark Shuttleworth – as a born and bred South African – it was a kinda logical name for his Linux project.


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