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Ubuntu vs Linux Mint

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Ubuntu or Linux Mint. This is the question most people ask me when they set mind to install first Linux distribution in their machine. When you plan to use Linux, you are surrounded by the choice. There are 100′s of Linux distribution available, each having their own specialty. People pick their favourite distros because they find it convient and easy to use. The same distro can be disgusting and ridicolous to other people. So, its the choice that matter. however this articles will helps you to visualize the differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint and helps you to find the appropriate choice for you.

Desktop Environment

When it comes to the desktop environment, both Ubuntu and Linux mint are different from other Linux distro. Ubuntu has adopted unity despite of several controversy, while Mint uses MATE desktop which is a fork of Gnome 2. Here are some difference on desktop environment between Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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