Linux Mint Debian Review | The Linux Action Show! s13e07

Linux Mint Debian Review | The Linux Action Show! s13e07

We got our hands on Linux Mint’s new Debian edition and we’ll share our early impressions! Broadcom just dropped a bomb of awesome and we get all kinds of excited!

THEN – We take a look under the hood of Ubuntu and find out how the development team cranks out release after release, from all over the world!

All this week on, The Linux Action Show!

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Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) Preview:
From Mint’s site: LMDE also represents an alternative, with the same desktop, the same functionality, but a different base, and a difference in hardware support and compatibility.

  • Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a rolling distribution based on Debian Testing.
  • At the moment, it comes as a 32-bit live DVD with a Gnome desktop.
  • The purpose of LMDE is to look identical to the main edition and to provide the same functionality while using Debian as a base.

About the Installer: The live installer is developed from scratch with Debian in mind. It’s configurable and it can be re-used by other Debian-based distributions.

Dedicated chat room: #linuxmint-debian is open to new LMDE users on


18 Responses to “Linux Mint Debian Review | The Linux Action Show! s13e07”

  1. J Jpellum Says:

    Can someone explain to me why Brian hates Fedora so much.

  2. someGuy Says:

    Because it’s not very good.

  3. Bashir Souid Says:

    I think it is because they want it to be a user friendly distro.

    I think most people who hate fedora do so because they want it to be a user friendly beginner distro like ubuntu rather than a means to test out new software before its incorporated into other distros. you cant just introduce new virtualization tech right into an enterprise distro; it needs to be tested out extensively first.

    My opinion: We have loads of user friendly easy distros but we need fedora to be the sandbox for new tech otherwise enterprise distros will suffer.

    “someguy” should qualify by saying that he doesnt think it is good as an everyday desktop distro. which would probably be true but that isnt what fedora exists for.

    All free software needs to exist for a purpose. The purpose of fedora is no where similar to the purpose of Ubuntu so i dont think it makes sense to compare them. We dont compare Ubuntu desktop to CentOs.

  4. David Says:

    I LOVE The Big Bang theory!!!!

    The only other show that comes close is THE LINUX ACTION SHOW!!!!

    Seriously I like LAS a little too much.

  5. Crashatau Says:

    Great episode, loved the coverage of Linux Mint along with the handy android apps.

    With regards to Fedora,
    Fedora 10 and 11 were pretty much unusable in my opinion due to bugs in the core packages. Fedora 12 was much better and I stuck with it for a while and my upgrade to Fedora 13 went fine. However in the last couple weeks I’ve hit a brick wall with X11 problems, so I dumped Fedora….. sniff.
    There’s nothing wrong with Fedora, but there’s nothing right with it either :p

  6. antIP Says:

    You guys have no idea what a scum is. Great show though. 😉

    PS. Here’s a scrum:

  7. antIP Says:

    While watching your show I went to youtube to get some links to some rugby clips. While watching a youtube vid your video stream just stopped. The video embed is gone. Hmmm.

    Ubuntu 10.04
    Google Chrome 6.0.472.53

  8. enedene Says:

    I watch you on Youtube but I exclusively came here for you Chris to turn you around, you have gone astray, you need to get back on a track, watch the god damn Big Bang theory until you do I’m going to put a piece of paper on the right side of my screen while watching LAS.

  9. Shgfsdk Says:

    i don’t get what’s soooooo awesome about ldme. I meas what’s wring with stock debian testing?

  10. Anonymous Says:

    This episode was great and hilarious! Good work.

  11. Travelinrob Says:

    Concerning the Linux Mint Slab Menu, it is worth mentioning that when it pops up after clicking th menu icon, you can simply start typing an application name and then use the up/down arrows to select and run your app. So, if you find clicking through the menus clunky, this is a simple solution. Also, you could always install Gnome-do which will display will a simple key combination. Then, again, you can just start typing the name of the software you want to run, select with the arrows and press enter to start.

  12. GentooPenguin Says:

    For commercial Linux applications check this website: . Really neat stuff.

  13. Carlos Florindo Says:

    Bryan the Nokia N900 doesn’t play your videos out of the box, I’ve just downloaded *.mp4 versions of your show and nothing…

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