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    Last I heard, Mint was alive and well, but it's been a little while since I checked.

    For a distribution, you can't go far wrong with Debian. Debian stable (currently wheezy) is rock solid, if a little old. I use testing myself with no major problems.

    As for it being "easy", it depends on whether you want the defaults or not. The default desktop is GNOME shell (yuck!), but it does have others. I use KDE myself. If you want one of the others, then you have to install it from the command line. That isn't too difficult, just requiring a bit of patience.

    Answered by JamesB
    10 months ago
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  • Don't know why Mint wouldn't have security updates but if you liked linux Mint you could try Linux Mint Debian Edition- not based on ubuntu- or stop by Mint forums and ask them about security updates rather than listening to rumors.

    You might want to look at Vector linux
    http://vectorlinux.com/

    Also go to distrowatch.com and use their search facility to find other options.

    Answered by harv42
    10 months ago
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