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Re: Debian Stretch new user report (vs Linux Mint)

On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 1:36 AM, Arturo Borrero Gonzalez wrote:

> * no support for the wifi interface of the dekstop machine (this was
> expected, fixed by installing non-free package by hand, since no
> network)

It would have been best for him to download the ISO with non-free
firmware embedded, do you know how he made the decision to download
the ISO without non-free firmware?

> * no support for RW on NTFS drives, only RO. This wasn't fixed even by
> installing ntfs-3g [0].
> I didn't have the time to investigate the NTFS issue myself, sorry :-(

Sounds like you need to get him to file a bug against ntfs-3g and
against whichever meta-package or other component should be installing
ntfs-3g. For the latter, perhaps gnome-software/PackageKit needs some
sort of filesystem detector that installs relevant packages. I was in
the same position recently with the Apple HFS+ filesystem.

> Both issues together were enough for my friend to directly move to
> Linux Mint in both machines, which is not fine

That is a shame, since Linux Mint isn't exactly known for its security
support. I'd strongly suggest he move to Debian with cinnamon and
other Linux Mint apps.