Originally Posted by SUroot
I think Ubuntu is a great first introduction to linux IMHO
I tried Ubuntu. With those gaudy awful colors and the large buttons on the side of the screen, it reminds me of Windows Metro. Not sure why, it just does. I just installed Mint. My last install for a long time to come. I see no value in trying out different versions because I am not convinced there are that many differences between most editions / versions / distros / forks or what have you.
But I am clueless so do not listen to me.
It seems to me that many of these different versions are essentially the same OS with a change in the desktop or included programs. Am I essentially correct? Again, I am clueless.
Seems to me, Microsoft could create Windows_Cook Edition, Windows_Play Edition and Windows_Engineer versions by simply adding things related to baking, games and train driving. Same OS, different content.
Seems the fundamental differences have to do with the Kernel.
So as always, clarification and corrections are welcome.