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Linux Mint 17 "Xfce"
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3 3927 12-02-2014
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Description: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Xfce. Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. The Update Manager was hugely improved. It shows more information, it looks better, it feels faster, and it gets less in your way. It no longer needs to reload itself in root mode when you click on it. It no longer checks for an Internet connection or waits for the network manager and it no longer locks the APT cache at session startup. Linux Mint 17 features Xfce 4.10, MDM 1.6, a Linux kernel 3.13 and an Ubuntu 14.04 package base."
Keywords: Debian-based Qiana Xfce LTS kernel-3.13

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Old 07-13-2014, 12:25 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2014
Distribution: EarOS, Linux Mint 17, SuperX,
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Thanks for the detail here. I'm about to upgrade from LM16 to 17.
Old 09-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2011
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Pros: Fast, agile, rock-solid
Cons: still looking

I am currently running Linux Mint 17 which I installed over my existing Mint 15 instance without a hitch, aside from a couple rounds of updates to patch the install current.

My lifestyle changed and I now do 90% of my work on laptops, so I spent quite a while experimenting with different distros. I understand that a Linux distro is a personal decision and subject to heated debate. I have been a Red Hat and Debian fan since the mid- 90s, so I tend to fall back on my old favorites when a new problem confronts me. In this case, after trying the top ten Linux distros and even Dragonfly and Free BSD. I settled on Linux Mint as it had the drivers my Toshibas needed and installed without work-arounds.

When it came to choosing a GUI I worked with all and picked XFce for a number of reasons. I found the integration and features fully developed and the installation completely flawless. The the prior issues I experienced with XFce panel plugins availability and ease of use are solved with this new release.

With Linux Min 17 and XFce I enjoy a fully functional operating system without unwanted bloat which delivers speed and accustomed rock solid Linux performance on my laptops.
Old 12-02-2014, 06:13 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2014
Distribution: Mint Cinnamon / XFCE/LMDE and Debian Wheezy, vbox of GhostBSD, and Slackware
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Pros: Light weight, runs great on my 3 year old Dell mini-10
Cons: Less bells and whistles than Cinnamon, but that's okay for old hardware.

Have a double boot of both Cinnamon and XFCE on my Dell netbook. With a divided 250 GB hard drive and a GB of memory, both distros work great. XFCE is slightly faster. My holiday project is to try to get XFCE to install on my 9 year old MacBook Pro, which Apple no longer supports with software/security updates.


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