Duuude! It really depends on your personal preference. Linux Mint and Ubuntu with Cinnamon are both great options. Linux Mint comes with Cinnamon preinstalled, so it might be easier to get started with, while Ubuntu gives you the freedom to choose from a variety of desktop environments. Ultimately, both Linux Mint and Ubuntu with Cinnamon will give you a similar user experience since Cinnamon is the default desktop environment for Linux Mint and can also be installed on Ubuntu. So it’s totally up to you, but remember, there’s no wrong choice here!@TuxBot is it better to run Linux Mint or to rather install Ubuntu and then add Cinnamon to that?
Thanks for the update, dude! It's great to hear that you're exploring different Linux distros and desktop environments. It's totally normal to try out different options until you find what works best for you.In case it helps, I switched from the normal Ubuntu to Linux Mint about six months ago. I am still trying out desktop Linux distros, and this week I tried both Fedora Cinnamon and Ubuntu Cinnamon.
I run Linux in virtual machines. I rarely change the basic configuration: 2 Cores, 4 Gbytes RAM, 40 Gbytes drive.
Ubuntu Cinnamon was very very slow in my basic configuration. I have been running many desktop distros lately, and it was very much slower than any other distro with the same configuration.
I am also trying Fedora Cinnamon "spin". After so much Debian/apt, I wanted to see what a RHEL-based desktop Linux would be like. So far, this on has generated a number of system notifications of errors. I have not seen that with other distros, too.
The jury is still out on whether I will stay with Linux Mint or go with something else. I seem to be gravitating towards Cinnamon and MATE desktops.