Linux Mint

Years ago, I had ‘finally settled’ on a Linux distribution (‘distro’) that worked for me. Later, I switched to LinuxMint for several (dual-boot) machines and VMWare virtual machines.

Still really liking LinuxMint. One great feature for me: The ability to upgrade to new releases. Using the ‘update manager’ – there’s an option to upgrade. Just went from 18.1 to 18.2. No problems.

https://linuxmint.com/

I think I have finally settled on a Linux distribution.

My requirements are simple:

  • Install and run easily as a VMWare Workstation guest operating system;
  • Don’t confuse me too much with the UI;
  • Make it easy to get multimedia stuff installed;

I do reserve the right to keep trying stuff out. However, I’ve settled on KUbuntu. Yesterday, I easily upgraded from v12.10 to the latest 13.04. Worked great.

http://www.kubuntu.org/

Now I can get back to fiddling with the OS – and not just fiddling with VMWare installs and such.