Adventures in Linux Mint 11
I try to keep an open mind about things. Try new things. Give them a chance to sink in. Show me their value. Absorb their new thinking and ideas. Figure out why they went and did the things they did.
With that in mind, it was a very nice thing to install Mint 11 on my Dell M4500. I had tried Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE on various computers (primarily my IBM T43 and Dell D610). Putting Mint 11 on was like coming home from a very long trip.
There were many interesting things along the way: Interesting ideas, both good and bad (see the discussion at the end of my post about Ubuntu 11.04 for example), but in the end, at least for now, Mint 11 is the distro getting it right for me. Having a quick look over at Distrowatch as I write this, it is the number two distro, just after Ubuntu, and Ubuntu is barely ahead 2294 to 2147 Hits Per Day. Fedora is number 3 at 1547. Go to the longer term stats, and Mint is actually number one for the last month, and has maintained number two position for the last year.