What specific reasons for the CentOS recommendation here?
Revisiting a little...
Basically the three main Linux releases supported by MongoDB are CentOS, Ubuntu, and Debian. CentOS and Ubuntu here are mostly six of one. But CentOS 8 Stream I like a little more than the Ubuntu LTS options. We use Ubuntu a little more often than CentOS today, but in this case I feel that CentOS is slightly better for us. But really, all three options are perfectly fine. We just have to pick one.
Just confirmed this works on Ubuntu as well. I imagine that means Mint would also work, but have not confirmed Mint yet, and probably will not as the only installs of that I have are workstations that don't require quite the same level of monitoring.