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post #11 of 25
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Linux Mint:

Quit worrying about linux mint 12 and finish KDE like you said you would months ago.

I'm currently using 11 and gnome-shell (on laptop). Gnome-shell is incomplete and often buggy (just similar to KDE 4.0-4.2). Finish KDE so I can switch and not look back.
Are you telling me that Linux Mint 11 LXDE was done before KDE?
o.o
post #12 of 25
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Are you telling me that Linux Mint 11 LXDE was done before KDE?
o.o
KDE is being moved to a Debian base. LXDE is not, so the development time is much smaller.
    
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I've always loved Mint over anything else since I discovered it, and that desktop looks fantastic. Can't wait for Lisa.
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That's why Mint shines, they listen and care about what their user base really wants.
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I love XFCE, even lighter than LXDE, using about 20MB RAM less. I don't really like LXDE as I like Libre Office and some of the other programme that come preinstalled, so what I usually do is I install full version of Mint and then install XFCE. LXDE uses only a small amount of HD less than the full version, so I don't see that as a huge benefit.
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My favorite linux distro <3
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Looks like some weird merger of Windows 7, OSX and Linux
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post #18 of 25
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I love XFCE, even lighter than LXDE, using about 20MB RAM less. I don't really like LXDE as I like Libre Office and some of the other programme that come preinstalled, so what I usually do is I install full version of Mint and then install XFCE. LXDE uses only a small amount of HD less than the full version, so I don't see that as a huge benefit.

Sorry to break it to you but LXDE is lighter than XFCE.
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On startup:
XFCE 94MB
LXDE 102MB

XFCE is lighter from what I'm seeing.

After opening Opera, Firefox, Libre Writer the difference grows and can reach 20MB.

What I've done is take a full Mint installation and convert one to XFCE and another to LXDE to keep it fair but even with a basic LXDE installation I find XFCE being lighter.

I hope Mint 12 comes with ARM support, would be fantastic, as Mint 12 looks great.
Edited by Liranan - 11/18/11 at 4:59am
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post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post

On startup:
XFCE 94MB
LXDE 102MB
XFCE is lighter from what I'm seeing.
After opening Opera, Firefox, Libre Writer the difference grows and can reach 20MB.
What I've done is take a full Mint installation and convert one to XFCE and another to LXDE to keep it fair but even with a basic LXDE installation I find XFCE being lighter.
I hope Mint 12 comes with ARM support, would be fantastic, as Mint 12 looks great.

I boot LXDE with almost 87MB's of RAM.
That's with some things also running at boot.

Google "XFCE vs LXDE" and you'll find many people saying that LXDE is lighter.
Mint LXDE boots a ton of crap that doesn't need to boot. Mint Backup, Mint Updater, Mint etc etc. Disable it and see how much lighter it is.
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