I ran into this edit:
Side note: (hopefully I don't get flak for this) Mint is not a distribution. It is built on top of Ubuntu. This is not a very good practice. Other projects are flavors of Ubuntu, but mint tries to be a new distribution built on top of it. This is prone to providing various bad experiences, and mint has a history of security issues due to the nature of the project. I suggest abandoning mint for a real distribution (one that is actually in charge of what is happening to it) Debian, Fedora, Arch, and Void are all great Linux distributions. Thank you for indulging me;)
and tried to leave a welcoming comment and the OP did edit their answer but it's till too opinionated in my humble opinion and doesn't have enough body to make it a real answer, so asking the more experienced users here:
What should I do about this answer?