Thanks for everyones thoughts and praise.
I didn't really work on much changes the only app I changed was mintdesktop-xfce.
You have seen those changes posted here.
I did make changes to the menu and you can also see that posted here.
All the other packages I just had to update to work with the current xubuntu base.
The last 2 days I stayed up until morning to get the iso ready for testing.
Here are the details.
ISO size 696MB
RAM used on Live CD about 160MB
Installed with mintupdate running 105MB with 30MB in swap
Installed without mintUpdate running 94MB with 30MB in swapSoftware Removed:
Wicd for neworkmanager-gnome
xfwm4-themes these extra themes take up a lot of space and I never used them.
mintdisk with the new gdm it doesn't work and no way I could fix it. Installed Disk Utility for mount other drives.
gnome-device-monitor the main edition uses hardinfo so changed to it.
gnome-power-manager was replaced by xfce4-power-manager
bluez-gnome doesn't really have anything to configure.
gprsec removed, network-manager-gnome has the ability to use mobile phones for net connections.
seahorse-plugins It's not in the main and have no room for it.
envyng. not in the main and no room for it.
cosmos screensaver, removed in the main edition as well.
Probably others I can't remember at this moment.Installed:
Firefox 3..5.8 For those wanting 3.6 http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-instal ... u-ppa.html
The Gimp 2.6.7
Exaile 3.0.1 with ipod plugin enabled by default.
Gmplayer and Mplayer
Gnormalize 0.63 for cd ripping.
Chestnut Dialer for dialup users
Remote Desktop(made to work for Xfce CE) and Remote Desktop Viewer.
Emerald and emerlad-themes
xfce4-power-manager replaces gnome-power-manager.
Windows Wireless Drivers
hardinfo - System profiler and benchmark
All the codecs the Main has.