Originally Posted by EntTheGod
no, says on the xfce version of the LMDE on the site that it uses 30mb of ram lol...
and i grouped ubuntu users together because the same stuff happens with ubuntu users... you could probably post "sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /" on the ubuntu forums, say it ran your windows games, and people would copy and paste it in mass... it annoys me when there is a fairly large group of people, and not a single one could even understand my questions...
well considering your attitude towards ubuntu users in the past, and knowing the ubuntu quite well (as i am a ubuntu user, and interact with the ubuntu community a lot), yeah it is filled with noobs, but its nothing like the debian community you seem to hold in such high regard.
the debian community at one time was regarded as one of the most unwelcoming communities of all time for new users. they were at one time, even very sexist (actually that might be one thing they have yet to overcome, been a long time since i even felt the need to visit it)...that community has taken a lot of flack over the years, and it is no wonder why so many deviations of it exist, cause those dev's probably grew tired of the BS that arose inside the debian community and decided to fork it, instead of giving up what is a really great OS.
i myself have picked up on your condescending tone in your questions and comments on this forum, so i'm not a 100% convinced that the mint community is at total fault here. looking at their "faq" again, and knowing how debian works their stable, unstable, testing releases/repo's, i stand by my previous statement that the mint faq answers all your questions, for some one who claims to use and know debian, you don't seem to know a whole lot about its creation.
with a bit of research, the mintMenu is a fork of Slab (which i believe is the standard menu of gnome?), also looking at some of the release notes and some of the code in its source, it does seem to be "caching" the installed programs list (don't think it is /usr/bin, looks to be /usr/share/applications, will have to dive more into its code to know for sure.), for the search function. seems to work similarily to the kde search function.
in all reality, why don't you move onto arch, they seem to be the new distro for all the "leets" to flock to, with an uncanny match for ego and elitism, you should fit in well there, especially if you want to look down upon all the users of what is deemed to be "noob" distros...