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Mint 13 XFCE

Postby mintyfreshyay on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:36 am

After a few months break from Linux overall, I decided to try out the newest version of Mint, Maya 13. This time instead of going with the main edition, I went with the XFCE.

And boy was I really impressed. Mint team did an excellent job, it's a blazing fast edition much better than other Mint editions I've tried. :)

Just wanted to say thanks and give my feedback! :D
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Postby teilnehmer on Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:12 am

Hej, that's great to hear, thanks for sharing! I was disappointed with speed of Mint 12 (any desktop) and considered re-installing XFCE edition. This might tip the scale!
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby CapitalG on Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:05 pm

i agree. they did a great job on xfce. fast and stable. i feel like using old gnome 2 again. very very happy :D with so many new desktops out there im surprised more people aren't looking to xfce as a traditional desktop. i dont need a bunch of crazy search bars. xfce knows how to keep it simple and stable.....and fast!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby jediafr on Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:01 am

Reading this post i realised that i didn't thank the Xfce team for a formidable version.
I switched to it for my mainstay Desktop Environment and no regret it' feels like my beloved Gnome2 (Mint menu + Mate applets = awesomeness ).

So thank you guys for the polish and time spent to make it so smooth.

One nag thing : the save session at the log out has to be disabled...
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby KBD47 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:03 am

I like the KDE version, but Xfce 13 may be the best Mint I've seen since main Mint 11 :-)
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby mintyfreshyay on Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:16 pm

@all: Indeed. :) It's rock solid, blazing fast and looks great!

I enjoy this release so much, I just formatted getting rid of Windows and now Mint 13 XFCE is my one and only OS! :mrgreen:
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby Bill Lariviere on Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:24 pm

Mint 13 XFCE is the best Linux distro i've seen so far! And i've tried quite a few. This should be the main edition imo.
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby mintyfreshyay on Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:26 pm

Bill Lariviere wrote:Mint 13 XFCE is the best Linux distro i've seen so far! And i've tried quite a few. This should be the main edition imo.


I couldn't agree with you more on this statement, since it's so true. XFCE needs to be the main edition as it's a lot better and looks and acts way more professional.
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby 3fRI on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:51 am

I've also tried quite a few Linux distros, and was disappointed initially to learn that Mint would no longer continue a LXDE flavor. :( At the same time, when Mint 13 Xfce was released, I decided to give it a try and compared it to LXDEs distros both in Virtual Box and dual-booting on the laptop hard drive. I agree that Mint 13 Xfce is a superlative distro and I like it so much that I may even replace MInt 13 Cinnamon on my desktop. :D
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Mint 13 XFCE

Postby animaguy on Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:38 am

when it comes to everyday use desktop, I am sold on 13 xfce also.
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AW: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby teilnehmer on Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:49 am

Wow, people, I think I'll reinstall my desktop (currently running Mint 13 with Cinnamon) tonight. I already burned the CD, I just have to backup a few things... it might happen. :)

@animaguy - is your nick a Piers Anthony quote?
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby Wouter_db on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:45 am

Mint Xfce felt like a powerhouse, unlike Mate and Cin who feel a bit sluggish. I now run Mate on both my laptops because the FN keys were not entirely functional. I'm thinking about going back to Xfce and take the missing keys for granted, that how much I liked it.

I need nothing added to Xfce, only two fixes that still make me sometimes go back to Winblows7: the infamous killed suspend/hibernation that affect many users, and the FN keys for my Asus Netbook. Then I will nuke MS of my drive for good.

I am very curious as to what Mint 14 XFCE will bring us!
Fresh happy penguin since mid juli 2012. Running Mint14 XFCE on my Asus R051DX, and Mate on my HP pav dv6000.
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby becho2150 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:10 am

XFCE rules
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Mint 13 XFCE

Postby animaguy on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:47 am

distro - Linux Mint
edition - Ubuntu based
desktop - xfce

That is where I stand.
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby SantaFe on Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:35 am

becho2150 wrote:XFCE rules

Well I hope you tell us what they are, in case there's a Pop Quiz tomorrow! :D :D :D
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby caerolle on Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:47 am

I am a big fan of Xfce. I have spent time with MATE, Cinnamon, and KDE, and have chosen Xfce as my DE. However, I picked it for the simple, clean design and operation; speed doesn't seem to be any better on my system (see end of post), and the PCU and memory loads seem to be as much as MATE. So, I am interested in a little more detail on your criteria for faster?

I am kinda under the impression at this point that Mint Xfce mostly uses the MATE underpinnings and programs, other than the file manager? So really, would not expect the Mint flavor of Xfce to be as light as Xfce in general. However, I am really new and certainly may be misinformed, and would love to be educated on this, as I am pretty committed to Xfce and learning all I can about it.

Thanks!

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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby caerolle on Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:53 am

ooops, forgot my system info:

i5 2.67, 4 GB memory, ATI Raedon 57-something graphics card
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby squeezy on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:21 am

caerolle wrote:I am kinda under the impression at this point that Mint Xfce mostly uses the MATE underpinnings and programs, other than the file manager? So really, would not expect the Mint flavor of Xfce to be as light as Xfce in general. However, I am really new and certainly may be misinformed, and would love to be educated on this, as I am pretty committed to Xfce and learning all I can about it.


I'm running two instances of Xfce. One is Mint 13, the other is a custom build of Debian Sid and Xfce. I haven't studied the Mint install too much yet, but I can tell you that the Sid installation is a much snappier performer. It boots into only 75 MB of RAM, so that tells you it can be a very light environment.
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby squeezy on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:33 am

OK, just rebooted into Mint 13 Xfce. It boots into 126 MB of RAM with as similar a configuration as I can manage to my Sid install. Still pretty low, IMO.

And, it isn't like it's a pig or anything, just compared to my Sid version it lacks just a little of the responsiveness. I blame that on the Ubuntu underpinnings which can't be as easily customized.
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Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Postby caerolle on Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:11 pm

Ah, thanks for the info, squeezy! I guess it isn't as bloaty as I thought. It doesn't affect me much in practice anyway, my system handles KDE as well as it does the Xfce (not that it is some powerful system, but once you get very far above the minimum requirements, I think they all run well, Linux is so good!). For me, it's mostly just theoretical, and also a little disappointing that I am not getting the full Xfce experience. It might be that the pure Xfce would be too bare for me, but I would like a chance to try. I saw some stuff in another thread about compiling 4.10, may give that a go, or try a different distro once I move my working OS to my new SSD and free up my HHD to play with.

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