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Goodbye Ubuntu, hello Mint.

So, recently I left Ubuntu and moved over to Linux Mint as my main linux distro. Why? Well, I’d spent quite a while getting thoroughly frustrated by the bloat in Ubuntu I could never removed. I’m not a Unity fan, but all those Unity libraries that were on the system while I was running Cinnamon as my WM were getting in the way. And removing them was, while possible, not straightforward. And then I read the recent article in Linux format about the future of Ubuntu, and really didn’t like what I saw at all. So Mint made a lot of sense – it runs the desktop environment I’m happiest with, I don’t have to spend ages trying to get rid of things I don’t want, and it seems generally pretty stable. Let’s see how things develop.