[ubuntu-uk] Distro hopping / Laptop running hot

Craig Peden cpeden at cogigo.com
Fri Jan 21 00:03:45 UTC 2011

On 20 Jan 2011, at 22:38, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Anton Piatek <anton at piatek.co.uk> wrote:
>> I thought the move to Debian was before unity etc. I also thought the
>> motivation was to track Debian unstable and have continuous rolling updates.
> I really don't know. You may know better than I!
> The rolling-updates thing is as much a result of using Debian as a
> reason for the switch; they go hand-in-hand so I think trying to pull
> one out is confusing.
> The move /was/ before Unity etc. but it was after the "windicators"
> and the right-hand buttons. That alone was enough to really wind up
> some people.
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Debian has been a long term thought for the Mint team I believe. If
you look in the /testing directory of any of their mirrors you can
find a Debian alpha from as far back as Linux Mint 4. I think the team
just haven't had the time and a lot of work was also put in by Ikey to
get LMDE going.

So whereas it does reduce their reliance on Ubuntu I don't think LMDE
is solely around due to recent developments.

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