Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 201403 Review
Posted on: 03/05/2014 11:00 AM

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Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 201403 Review


Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 review presents a review of the latest release of Linux Mint Debian, a distribution from the developers of Linux Mint.

As its name suggests, Linux Mint Debian is based on Debian (Testing), so it’s not compatible with Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop.

Only the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 were released. If there’s going to be a KDE edition, it probably will be released in about a month. Prominent features of this release are support (in the installer) for computers with UEFI firmware and for GPT partitions. But the installer, as you will read in the next section, is the weakest part of this distribution, a problem it shares with most distributions that are based on Debian. And the cause of that weakness is that it does not use the Debian Installer. Rather, the installer is a custom application that does not belong on a modern desktop operating system.



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