[ubuntu-uk] Mint 9 and Windows 2000 Server

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Mon Oct 25 13:12:56 BST 2010

On 25 October 2010 11:11, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> What? That's not true! What's with the FUD?

Steady on there Liam.

I suspect that Matt Darcy wasn't actually implying that Mint is not
based on Ubuntu, but merely that Mint _isn't_ Ubuntu.

We actually disallow Mint support questions in the main #ubuntu irc
channel, and direct Mint users to the Mint support systems instead.

> Mint 9, which the question was about, is Ubuntu 10.04 with a facelift.

It's not quite just a facelift. I've noticed some differences which
have meant that using Ubuntu based documentation fails on some support
situations. I can't for the life of me recall what that was right now,
but I know it was enough that I spent a significant amount of time
trying to diagnose something before the user eventually revealed
they're not using Ubuntu but Mint. As a result the technical solution
differed and all was okay, but a significant amount of time was

I appreciate that's not the situation here, Ronnie has clearly stated
he's using Mint. Just voicing my experience.

> Clearly, you don't really know what you're talking about and you
> didn't bother checking your facts before you posted. This is very
> unhelpful regarding one of Ubuntu's most popular and helpful remixes.
> In fact, I'd say it's verging on defamatory. Why?

Matt has _significant_ experience of helping new Ubuntu (and Mint)
users, I suspect he was just flummoxed that the rules of engagement in
#ubuntu differ than those on this list.

That said, I'd appreciate dialling down the personal attacks.


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