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Linux Mint 15 "Xfce"
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3 15874 11-29-2013
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Description: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 15 'Olivia' Xfce. The highlight of this edition is the lightweight Xfce 4.10 desktop. Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment which aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. It embodies the traditional UNIX philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of a number of components that provide the full functionality one can expect of a modern desktop environment. They are packaged separately and you can pick among the available packages to create the optimal personal working environment. The default menu used in this edition is Whisker which features quick access to your favorite applications, categories, system shortcuts, recent documents and recently used applications."
Keywords: Ubuntu-based Olivia Xfce Whisker

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Xubuntu
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7


Mint 15 will only be supported to the beginning of next year, since Ubuntu has cut its support from 18 months to 9: for long-term support get version 13 or wait until next yearís LTS version.

Little has changed since version 14, so I shanít repeat what I said in my last review. The traditional menu has been replaced by Whisker, but that can be rectified with a few clicks. VLC has been added, but itís the version that locks up on certain hardware (e.g. mine).

As I said before, the Xfce version isnít as good as the main Mint, but if you like both Debian derivatives and Xfce, youíll like this (although you may prefer SalineOS).
Old 11-13-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2006
Distribution: MX-16
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6

Pros: clean desktop, driver for wifi BCM, initial packages
Cons: slow booting

Installation was the easiest I have seen. I'm not good with technical judgements so I must leave that for others. The first update package is very useful with most things needed to be up and running. Still checking other software installed and will get back to you. The last Mint version I used was Version 11.
Old 11-29-2013, 01:30 AM   #3
Registered: Sep 2011
Distribution: Mint Linux - Mate Desktop
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: XFCE was a breeze to get up and running.
Cons: Could not get Cinnamon working right on my hardware.

I think "Olivia" (Release 15) will go a long ways in helping to make linux even more popular. I have recommended it (and installed) for many of my computing friends. They were 100% windows-enamored ... but they are coming around to my way of thinking and have begun to appreciate the many benefits and the satisfaction derived from supporting and promoting an effort like Mint Linux.


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