"If it ain't broke, then don't fix it"

The distrosnobs are a bunch worse than wine snobs or other elitist group of radicals.  They are possibly one of the main reasons why Year of the Linux Desktop will never happen. 

Some cast doubts on those who use supposed 'lesser' distros such as Debian, Ubuntu or Mint.  Many wrongly see Mint as nothing more than a migration tool when arriving in Nix Land from Windows.  How wrong they are!  Mint is just a good, stable, dependable, reliable, fairly light, fast and easily installible distro where everything just works. Mint Cinnamon, in my experience, is the ONLY distro I'd recommend to a corporate client, disregarding my own biases while understanding his needs.

See, too many Linux users focus on what they like instead of anticipating the client's needs. Such an approach is egotistic and counter-productive.  Be a good systems integrator, understand your client's needs and provide the best solution for that.

I have had many innings with Arch-ish distros that either fail on installation or mess up updates or package management.  I deem it unsatisfactory for business use and ideal for the guy in the man cave that always lurks under the hood.  Leave it to those that have no life beyond computers, but I live two yards from a nature reserve and have other priorities.

My nifty woeusb stopped working after a general Linux update, so I couldn't make a bootable Windows 10 Pro flashdrive.  Arch-ish distros are banned forever due to their repeated inconsistencies and lamentable unreliability.  I then used another app called mkusb and it booted but missed some drivers.

And that brings me to my Mint Cinnamon laptop that runs ever so smooth on a Thinkpad Edge E540 with i7-4702MQ CPU, 6GB DDR3, GeForce GT 740M 2GB, Samsung model: SSD 750 EVO 250GB, Linux Mint 20 Ulyana Cinnamon 4.6.7.  Everything works even better than anticipated.

"If it ain't broke, then don't fix it"


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