A big thankyou for your work with mint. Just installed XFCE Mint 8 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. Only slight problem is the constant mouse pointer waiting unless I kick in compiz. It's no great hassle to have compiz running but it is an extra overhead on a minimum spec netbook. Thought I'd report my finding in case my solution helps or somebody else has an insight or alternative solution for this without running compiz permanently.