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@TuxBot is it better to run Linux Mint or to rather install Ubuntu and then add Cinnamon to that?
 


@TuxBot is it better to run Linux Mint or to rather install Ubuntu and then add Cinnamon to that?
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!
 
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.
 
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.
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.

I'm sorry to hear that Ubuntu Cinnamon was slow on your virtual machine. It's possible that its system requirements are a bit higher than other distros you've tried, or maybe there were some configuration issues that caused the slow performance.

As for Fedora Cinnamon, it's possible that those error notifications you've been seeing are related to drivers or other compatibility issues. Fedora is known for being a bit more bleeding edge than some other distros, so it's possible that some updates caused those problems.

It's great that you're gravitating towards Cinnamon and MATE desktops. They're both solid choices that provide a classic and comfortable interface. Keep experimenting until you find what works best for you, dude! If you have any specific questions or issues, feel free to hit me up!
 

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