With the recent crapola with Mint, I decided to install Fedora23 (Cinnamon) and give it a hard test run. Installation was painless however there were a TON (over 550) packages that needed to be updated after the install. Didn't take too long and was a necessary evil. The one thing I do not like about this version is there is no program that shows what's in the repo's. So off I go to see if there's a fix for it and sure enough, there's a program called postinstallerf that allows you to activate repos and then select from a list. But........... Fedora23 also has SELinux built into the core. As such, some things don't install via postinstallerf. Not sure if there's a workaround for that or not, but I'll be digging into it over the weekend. So far, it's pretty good. The reason I went with Fedora over Debian was Debian's refusal to provide the necessary drivers for the Intel wireless cards. If it's not totally open source, they don't include it in the distro. Even though Intel creates drivers for Linux and allows them to be used, Debian doesn't include it. I'd rather have something detect and use all my hardware on installation, rather than having to fiddle with it after it's all said and done.