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I used it. I am partial to CentOS/Fedora and Opensuse, but from what I gathered after running the debian base of Mint was that its essentially no different than being Ubuntu based. It is still pulling from Debian testing, and like Ent said neither distro is any different than Debian, other than being more polished. However I don't want to completely bash it, because the Linux Mint online install service (I can't remember what the devil its called) is better than that of Suse's. But to me honestly if you are willing to give Mint Debian a try, just go to full on Debian. It's pretty damn good.
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ON TOPIC: So Mint Debian is like what again? A net install rolling distro? I don't get it honestly. Isn't the whole point of Mint to be more Windows like than even buntu?
LMDE is still mint, but its built off of debian testing, which is essentially rolling release... rather than tied to the ubuntu release cycle

so in other words, just a nooby way to run debian testing works though
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LMDE is still mint, but its built off of debian testing, which is essentially rolling release... rather than tied to the ubuntu release cycle

so in other words, just a nooby way to run debian testing works though
Yeah it's basically Debian Testing with some Mint repositories...which are pretty handy for 3rd party software sometimes.

Last time I tried Debian, I think I was trying to use Sidux, which never worked properly. And alas I hear Sidux collapsed and is now aptosid....

Also I'm not a 100% linux noob, I've used Arch before, and I like Arch a lot. I know how to get around a terminal, and if I don't know how to do something, I know how to use man pages to find out. What I don't like is spending 2 hours configuring my system, for minimal speed gains.

Maybe I'll play around with debian testing one day, but I kind of like the preconfigured theme options for Mint, and the fact that I do get the benefits of Debian with the ease of use of Mint, make it a pretty compelling OS.
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but I kind of like the preconfigured theme options for Mint
Just copy the theme files from a mint install and install them in Debian. You may need to install some theme engines but that shouldn't be a problem.
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Just going to add a vote for using Debian directly.

It's still easy to use, you can just use apt-get instead of synaptic or whatever it is the gui kids are using today but most importantly it's fast and you only install exactly what you want to use.

There's a reason all those other distros are based on it.
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Just going to add a vote for using Debian directly.

It's still easy to use, you can just use apt-get instead of synaptic or whatever it is the gui kids are using today but most importantly it's fast and you only install exactly what you want to use.

There's a reason all those other distros are based on it.
I already just use apt-get

Occaisonally I'll do searches in Synaptic, but otherwise I update the system via apt-get upgrade.
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I already just use apt-get

Occaisonally I'll do searches in Synaptic, but otherwise I update the system via apt-get upgrade.
aptitude search

and

apt-cache search

your best friends

and ofc, you can just browse from a CLI with just "aptitude" if you choose

there is a few ways to find information out and i really havent touched a GUI for apt in so long lol
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