Is Mint faster than Ubuntu?

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  1. adam993

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    Is Mint really faster than Ubuntu? What do you think?
     
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Faster in what sense? What hardware?
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    I mean faster booting, loading applications, comparatives like on Phoronix.com website.
    Is Mint 'fine-tuned'* by developers?

    *unwanted services for home use are disabled
     
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    They remove a bit, but overall, most Linux distros behave the same.
    I don't think you'll see any major changes on the same hardware.
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    Okay, thank you!
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  6. Mint Xfce is probably faster than Xubuntu, though; it's based on Debian, so it doesn't have Ubuntu's slow and obnoxious init system. Also, the Debian default kernel seems to have less extraneous stuff compiled into it, judging from Debian vs. Ubuntu start times.

    The general rule for Linux, though, is that the biggest speed boosts come from using lighter desktops. Unfortunately, light desktops tend to be less user friendly, so in many distros there's a kind of inverse relationship between system requirements and friendliness.
     
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