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Old 05-20-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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LXer: Linux Mint 201104 Xfce

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Linux Mint Debian Edition has proven to be a popular release for the Linux Mint developers. Itís certainly at the top of my list of favorite distros. Linux Mint Debian edition uses the GNOME desktop and, as good as it is, itís just not right for some folks (especially those on older or slower computers). Enter Linux Mint 201104 Xfce version. Now you can get the benefits of a rolling Debian distro and the virtues of the lightweight Xfce desktop environment. Linux Mint Xfce runs on top of a Debian Testing base and makes use of the same repositories as regular Linux Mint Debian Edition.

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Thumbs up Xfce is a great distro (even for a capable newbie)

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Linux Mint Debian Edition has proven to be a popular release for the Linux Mint developers. Itís certainly at the top of my list...

I have found this to be true. I researched many distros before deciding on Mint Xfce. It runs great without much configuration,
and even a newbie can installe pkgs and configure this system easily using the community forum post on the Linux Mint web site.

Great distro...

Note: The only caution I would have for anyone deciding on using a rolling distro is that updating the kernel might be problematic
for wireless users that have configured their wireless card manually. My Broadcomm wireless card 4312 Low-Power had to be configured manually and updating the distro will wipe out wireless function and require saving the driver 'wl.ko' and reconfiguring the default wireless configuration. No trouble... there is plenty of help available. ken


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