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Debian or mint 14? Currently running mint 13, but schools out and I figure I may as well update my box since some new stuff has come out.
Its used mostly to compile code for school, and thats it. Phenom ll x6 1045t and 4GB ram if it matters.
Are there any big advantages/disadvantages to choosing one over the other?
Also I know theres a mint based on debian, hows that one stack up to the other two?
This is not a good answer because I've never used Mint, but I love Debian. It is a very good, solid, basic release that you can configure in just about any way you want.
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In general, it's not a bad idea to see other ways of doing things. All should be fine to compile but the differences of the desktop can be an eye-opener. In other words, a good learning experience by itself.
Debian Stable, also known as 6.0.2 or "Squeeze", is about as stable as it gets but least user friendly and the oldest versions of things. Linux Mint Debian will probably be a little more familiar but still a little rough. Regular Mint is the level that tends to "just work".
I haven't used AMD in awhile but I doubt it makes a difference and 4GB is usually plenty.