jeffreyC wrote:The new update packs seem to be about the same as the most recent plan for Debian CUT, just done not merely talked about.
Tharkis wrote:I had looked at several other OSes including Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, PC Linux even SuSE.. In the end, I just loved Mint.. It's simplicity and comfortability won me over. I certainly do NOT like those new desktops that Fedora and Ubuntu are using now. It looks like an interface I'd use on my phone. Frankly, it works great on a phone but I expect more from my computer. Sure I could always install some other window manager
tdockery97 wrote:I've tried Fedora back at Fedora 14 KDE. I would really enjoy using it if they would improve the package management. Fedora has the slowest package manager I've ever used.
middling wrote:Like many others i want to see a Mint version based on Debian Stable.
Since the LMDE iso is already bigger than a CD i'd like to see it expanded a bit. Get rid of the individual variants and have a single iso containing all the desktops with an additional step during installation allowing selection of the desktops you want to install. Based entirely on Debian Stable, with a few Mint-maintained backported packages.
For those that want more bleeding edge software create a parallel variant based on Debian Testing (called Fresh Mint?), or CUT if it takes off, perhaps with the interesting Ubuntu changes ported in.
The Ubuntu-based releases can then be ceased, allowing more developer time dedicated to the Minty improvements.
I hate that DE or this GUI.
rijnsma wrote:I changed LMDE from testing to 'squeeze'.
And I hope I can continue switching for a long time.
For me LMDE is sort of 'the best of all worlds'.
It is a elegant, fantastic and stable workplace.
And for now I hate Gnome3 and Unity. I hope that it will be nice in future and
give users a lot of creativity in making desktops the way they like.
Food for thought friend: Maybe you should start to warm up to the XFCE desktop to play it safe.
rijnsma wrote:linuxmintt wrote:Food for thought friend: Maybe you should start to warm up to the XFCE desktop to play it safe.
I don't think so. Xfce is using quite some Gnome dependency-software.
I have Mint Xcfe here on a partition. It works right. With some KDE like Akregator, Kalarm etc.
I'm trying wattOSR3 at the moment (Lxde, Openbox, Ubuntu-Debian). Great little distro. I like it and
it is 'safer' if you like. They are working on their R4 release in a short time.
But for the time being LMDE is my day to day distro. It is great. It will ship Gnome-old for some time I think.
If you don't like XFCE that's one thing, but just because it uses some Gnome software will never make XFCE a Gnome 3 / Shell.
What's great about Linux is that there's so much choice.
LMDE will eventually be a GRAND success story that'll REALLY be news over the Linux "media".
Matti L wrote:I'd like to try out Linux Mint Debian Stable if Firefox and Chromium were the latest versions. I don't mind using older versions of other programs.
AlbertP wrote:At least LXDE will most likely be converting their things to GTK3, and Xfce also can't keep GTK2 forever when everyone has ported the software to GTK3.
It is neve wrong to keep changing distro untill you come back to mInt.rijnsma wrote:AlbertP wrote:At least LXDE will most likely be converting their things to GTK3, and Xfce also can't keep GTK2 forever when everyone has ported the software to GTK3.
No, but let us hope that Linux adapts to the new challenges and that it can cope.
Not with something like Unity of Gnome3, when it is not ready and many users (and maybe packers
and developers don't like it yet, please..
In the meantime I keep and eye on lxde/openbox WattOS. After one week and a half I like it and there is
a new version 4 in one week.
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