Very nice review of Linux Mint Debian Edition: Xfce version. It seems like there are some problems with it, but I’m strongly leaning toward it for my next distro. It runs pretty well in a virtual machine, but I’m curious to see it on my actual hardware.
I’ve been playing with the Xfce version of Mint Debian Edition and one of the things that’s a bit annoying is how cluttered the Xfce menu is. There are entries like root terminal and Bulk Renamer which I’ll never use but which I can’t uninstall (Bulk Renamer is part of the Thunar file manager and I guess root terminal is a Debian thing…). I’ve taken to editing entries out of the menu using the Hide menu entries information found on the Xfce Wiki.
It’s made the Xfce menu a lot cleaner and it’s a lot easier to find things via the Application Finder. It’s made a huge difference for me.
I’m really, really enjoying Xfce Linux Mint Debian.
This is incredible news. Linux Mint Debian Edition, which is powered by Debian Testing, is essentially going to build a new repository, that will represent the latest from Testing, but also packages that have been tested and/or fixed.
This is going to take a lot of the risk out of Testing (especially toward the beginning of a development cycle, when Testing isn’t as solid as it is toward the end of the cycle).
I’m hoping to buy a new laptop by the end of the summer. Linux Mint Debian Edition (the XFCE variant, of course) is going to be my next distro. I was sold before this project, but now I’m insanely psyched.
Although Ubuntu 11.04 comes with tons of new features, it simply fails to impress as much as Linux Mint 11 does. Mint is fast, easy to use and just fresh. Ubuntu Natty though, has a lot to work upon. Earlier, Mint was always a step behind Ubuntu, but by sticking with GNOME classic, it has proven itself as a superior distribution. Only time will tell whether it can retain the top spot as Ubuntu is readying itself for bigger challenges.
It cracks me up that Linux Mint is getting so much good press by rolling the Ubuntu users want rather than the Ubuntu users might want in a few years.
A nice review of Linux Mint Debian Xfce. I run it in a virtual machine and it’s pretty nice. I think I’m going to make the switch whenever I end up with a new computer.
Xubuntu is really nice, but I’m intrigued by a rolling distribution.