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Does Linux Mint exist?

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Linux

This is not an attack against the Mintcast podcast or the Luddites as I like listening to their podcasts and I listed both of them in my top 9 Linux podcasts article.

I did feel it necessary to respond to their critique though as I felt many of the points weren't valid or needed qualifying.

As for the title of this post, that is definitely link bait. A title so vague that it draws people in.

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