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Old 09-15-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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Xubuntu or Mint Xfce?


Which of the two now in september 2012, is preferred? Xubuntu or Mint Xfce?

To be lightweight, software repositories, stability, ease of use, security, and online banking security... and I like compiz, while composing documents...

I want to make up one of them into the equivalent of Ubuntu Studio and CE. Dual boot with Windows 7. Planning to upgrade my netbook to 1 or 2 Gib RAM.
 
Old 09-15-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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Xubuntu is beautiful but with less media codecs.
Linux Mint is a little bit less beautiful but usable and has more codecs.

Codecs are plugins to support media files suitable when need to work with people around the world or in the studio.
 
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Xubuntu is beautiful but with less media codecs.
Linux Mint is a little bit less beautiful but usable and has more codecs.
Personally, I consider Xubuntu to be much superior to Mint. As soon as I installed Xubuntu, I ran

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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras xubuntu-restricted-extras vlc
in Terminal. This solved all of my codec-related problems immediately. mp4/m4v/mov/wmv/mp3/wma/wav all play well on my system.
 
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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Ubuntu Studio now uses Xfce desktop so why not just install that?
 
Old 09-15-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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Ubuntu Studio now uses Xfce desktop so why not just install that?
Perhaps the OP simply wants a lightweight, simple Xfce-based desktop system, rather than one that is specifically geared toward multimedia production.

For everyday use, I prefer Xubuntu. Ubuntu Studio does look to be excellent for multimedia-related tasks, but I wouldn't choose it for a general-purpose system.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 04:38 AM   #6
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Perhaps the OP simply wants a lightweight, simple Xfce-based desktop system, rather than one that is specifically geared toward multimedia production.

For everyday use, I prefer Xubuntu. Ubuntu Studio does look to be excellent for multimedia-related tasks, but I wouldn't choose it for a general-purpose system.
Maybe both lightweight and both multimedia production. Sure it has lots of codecs. Maybe they try to reduce its size to fit the multimedia tools and codecs.
 
  


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