Why Linux Mint Won

Despite my preference for other distros, Linux Mint remains a leading distro in terms of newbie popularity. And now with Ubuntu shifting most of its focus onto cloud computing, now is the time for Linux Mint to shine.

This article will examine what draws people to Linux Mint over other distro, how it differs from Ubuntu and how Ubuntu’s shifting focus may affect Linux Mint.

Linux Mint makes Linux easy

From its earliest release, Linux Mint was designed to make the transition to Linux as easy as possible. For Windows users, it was a match made in heaven. One could argue that Ubuntu did the same, however some simply preferred the approach Linux Mint provided in terms of layout and updates. (Read the rest)