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I'm pretty sure Mint uses GNOME, unless you specifically download the XFCE version.

yeah your right, my bad. there is an XFCE version, also KDE, Fluxbox, and Gnome versions as well.
    
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Unix.
Please tell me that's a joke.
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post #23 of 42
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I'm pretty sure Mint uses GNOME, unless you specifically download the XFCE version.
Yea, just like Ubuntu there are multiple configurations, but the core version is GNOME. However switching to XFCE or Kde is as simple as installing it through the package manager and restarting X.
    
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I insert a recommendation for Debian with a well built kernel. You can't expect a general purpose mass-market distribution to be fast right out of the box when it's kernel probably has 500 modules attached to it.

Any distro can be fast with some optimization - simple filesystem tweaks and a new minimalistic kernel can put new life into most any hardware ( especially when coupled with fluxbox or even XFCE).
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I insert a recommendation for Debian with a well built kernel. You can't expect a general purpose mass-market distribution to be fast right out of the box when it's kernel probably has 500 modules attached to it.

Any distro can be fast with some optimization - simple filesystem tweaks and a new minimalistic kernel can put new life into most any hardware ( especially when coupled with fluxbox or even XFCE).
Could you give me a link on how to optimize a distro? Or explain it a little more?

Another note, I am a fan of KDE.
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Suse gets my vote.
 
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post #28 of 42
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Could you give me a link on how to optimize a distro? Or explain it a little more?

Another note, I am a fan of KDE.
Here is the typical how-to guide - it'll work with any distro provided you're using ext3 or reiser. (I prefer reiser for "normal" usage where you deal in small files a lot).

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-inc...rformance.html

This article gives more insight as to why the stuff in the Ubuntu link works.
http://www.linux.com/feature/31966

hobo has a great guide on customizing your own kernel:
http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...om-kernel.html
The biggest thing there is to know your hardware and what module / section it relates to. Google is always a huge help if your not sure about a specific setting or something - the kernel, being universal, is well documented.

Sorry I can't explain myself and had to throw links at you - I'm in a bit of a hurry.
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post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Yea, just like Ubuntu there are multiple configurations, but the core version is GNOME. However switching to XFCE or Kde is as simple as installing it through the package manager and restarting X.
I don't think you get the fancy customized Mint-look if you install DEs that way.
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Sorry I can't explain myself and had to throw links at you - I'm in a bit of a hurry.
No problem, will give me a good place to start. Thanks.
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