I installed Debian with an XFCE DE, and, "Wow!" Debian's footprint is SO small, and it's so fast! I'm not sure if I don't like it better.
gotjazz wrote:The main difference are the mint tools which admittetly I don't really use much.
mikhou wrote:I was curious what your thoughts were on LMDE vs. just a straight Debian install. Don't get me wrong. I really love LMDE. But since LMDE came out and I started playing with it, I wanted to try a straight Debian install. So I did, in a virtual machine. I installed Debian with an XFCE DE, and, "Wow!" Debian's footprint is SO small, and it's so fast! I'm not sure if I don't like it better. And you can make it anything that you want! I've been such a diehard Mint user for such a long time that I haven't been able to make myself move away from Mint as my main OS, but if I ever do, Debian is definitely going to be an option. Thoughts?
mikhou wrote: I'm just saying that straight-up Debian XFCE is so fast that it has made me think about switching, and you can make it ANYTHING that you want.
anamnesis wrote:mikhou wrote: I'm just saying that straight-up Debian XFCE is so fast that it has made me think about switching, and you can make it ANYTHING that you want.
Yes you can if you can. If you are a command line-prove geek, you can. Kudos. But if not, Mint give you a mighty *helping hand* to manage a proper Debian. And that's a lot!
craigevil wrote:Installing and running Debian is no more difficult than LMDE. Although LMDE does have some nifty apps that aren't in the Debian repos.
flygon250 wrote:I like LMDE a lot, but I switched away from LMDE because Youtube videos were stuttering and taking all of my CPU.
However, I didn't switch to Debian main, but to AntiX, the lightweight Mepis derivative. Like LMDE, AntiX is based off Debian's Testing branch and includes a control centre to make configuration easier. The performance is pretty impressive too. Conky shows that around 65-75% cpu is used when playing Youtube videos. i would be lucky to get 95% when using LMDE.
What does the testing distribution contain?
Packages are installed into the `testing' directory after they have undergone some degree of testing in unstable.
They must be in sync on all architectures where they have been built and mustn't have dependencies that make them uninstallable; they also have to have fewer release-critical bugs than the versions currently in testing. This way, we hope that `testing' is always close to being a release candidate.
More information about the status of "testing" in general and the individual packages is available at http://www.debian.org/devel/testing.
inxi -t cm5
Processes: CPU - % used - top 5 active
1 - cpu: 9.9% command: firefox-bin pid: 25349
2 - cpu: 3.9% command: X pid: 5500
3 - cpu: 3.3% command: last.fm pid: 19582
4 - cpu: 0.9% command: libflashplayer.so (started by: plugin-container) pid: 25390
5 - cpu: 0.7% command: lxterminal pid: 26489
Memory - MB / % used - top 5 active
1 - mem: 98.18MB (4.8%) command: firefox-bin pid: 25349
2 - mem: 50.88MB (2.5%) command: okular pid: 17648
3 - mem: 42.21MB (2.0%) command: X pid: 5500
4 - mem: 40.55MB (2.0%) command: libflashplayer.so (started by: plugin-container) pid: 25390
5 - mem: 29.46MB (1.4%) command: knotify4 pid: 16242
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