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Well I ran the LiveDVD last night and It looks nice, but I'm not to thrilled / happy with it.

(1) Panels are locked in place, no right click to change positions etc...
(2) It just seems as some of the 'control' is taken away from you, my choice for using Linux is having control and being able to change things the way I like them.

Not the way someone else 'thinks' I should use / run them.(was Steve Jobs in on this?)

I may take a spare hard drive and do an install to test out this RC more, to see what has been locked down and taken away.

I know of course I can dig into the 'guts' and change things, but it is nicer / easier to be able to do it in a simpler fashion.

Didn't have a wonderful first impression, but I will look deeper into it.
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post

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.

I will take a look when I have the chance. A reduction of 20-30MB isn't much when you have Gigs of RAM but when you have only 512 it's quite a bit. I don't allocate more than 512 when I run Mint in VBox or VMWare as it's fun to see what you can do with limitations.
Edited by Liranan - 11/18/11 at 7:10am
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Originally Posted by Mr_Torch View Post

Well I ran the LiveDVD last night and It looks nice, but I'm not to thrilled / happy with it.
(1) Panels are locked in place, no right click to change positions etc...
(2) It just seems as some of the 'control' is taken away from you, my choice for using Linux is having control and being able to change things the way I like them.
Not the way someone else 'thinks' I should use / run them.(was Steve Jobs in on this?)
I may take a spare hard drive and do an install to test out this RC more, to see what has been locked down and taken away.
I know of course I can dig into the 'guts' and change things, but it is nicer / easier to be able to do it in a simpler fashion.
Didn't have a wonderful first impression, but I will look deeper into it.

Why not download VBox to play with the OS?
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post

Why not download VBox to play with the OS?

I don't care to do the testing in a VM, if I like the looks of the LiveCD/DVD I will use one of the extra HD's I have to fully test the distro.
Thank you for the suggestion though smile.gif
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I haven't used Linux distro in a while as I waiting for Alsa to add in fully function X-Fi HD Pcie support, since it currently doesn't work with Alsa current ver. I wouldn't even mind if it installed Intel azalia drivers for it. Just along theirs sound. That's what I waiting for before I install a Linux distro back on.
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