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That worked. Thanks. I figured it wouldn't be difficult to solve. And I'd already worked my way through adding Vbox additions. But I've been spoiled by Mint doing it for me. I know that using Debian or Arch instead of one of the distro based on them, is much more efficient. but with all of the resources available on my desktops, convenience outweighs efficiency for me.🙂
I suppose it is more personal preference than anything else. I use LM 20.2 all the time (posting from it now.) Again I feel that the best desktop for Linux Mint is Cinnamon because it is the customized default one and the Linux Mint developers put in the time to make it work seamlessly. Probably it'll work great with LMDE, too.
I am not such a big fan of Cinnamon that I would want to run it in say Arch or Debian. With Arch I am using LXQt and in Debian I use GNOME. So where I choose my desktop or customize it I prefer the "core" distros. That's just me, and I would not recommend what I do as being any better than another course of action.
I have mentioned many times that I use Mint because I have family members that are Windows users. They are not all that familiar with Linux and those people have no difficulty adjusting to Linux Mint.
I've never tried running Chrome as root so can't comment on that. I have not installed any Debian distro in VBox for a while but as I recall you need to build the Guest Additions and use DKMS to get everything working.
I missed this the first time I read your reply. I think it would be best to not discuss it further.
EDIT: HAHAHA! I actually think I was misunderstanding Roger's plain English statement above. It could be seen as a bit ambiguous, I guess... I do think I misinterpreted, though. My first reaction was the Roger was saying he had no sympathy for Dr. Fauci being threatened. After coming back a few moments ago and re-reading his statement, I believe I should apologize to Roger because I think he meant that he had no sympathy for "the idiot"; and with that, I'd have to agree. Sorry, Rog.