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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
After my last catastrophic encounter with Debian 6 last month, you may assume I would be hesitant to dip my fingers into another boiling pot of hot, steamy Debian broth, which is, yes you guessed right, the Debian-based edition of Linux Mint. In fact, the developers warn you that some things may not work, as the release has a few unpolished, rough edges. Sounds like you may want to keep away unless you have a PhD in nerdonics.
But then I recalled my utter success with Julia, which I rightly crowned the best release of 2010. The guys really nailed it. Perhaps they could make Mint Debian just as good as the mainstream edition? Indeed, how well does this thing scale against the original?