I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 for some time now, and I kinda hate it. 12.04 was a lot better. While i can still revert to 12.04, I am thinking about trying out Linux Mint based on 12.10 (the Nadia version). I have not tried Mint before.
The question I have is, can all 'Ubuntu' based packages be installed in Mint also, without any issues? For example, most of the packages that I download from respective sites list a version for linux like this "Debian/Ubuntu" and then give a .deb file, which is quite easy to install in Ubuntu. If I get such a file, is that relevant to Linux Mint as well?
The general question is, if a package is made for Debian/Ubuntu, will that package be directly installable in Linux Mint as well?