Recently, I went to try out a copy of Linux Mint Debian. I was impressed most of the time, and many things are easy to setup. Many things, except for one thing: mounting my NTFS drive so it can be seen at the desktop.
I am using the latest version of LMDE and, although it can access the NTFS drive (locally and networked), I couldn't put the icon in the desktop (i.e. in front of the background) like I could in the Ubuntu Linux Mint Main/GNOME.
The OS is a 32-bit software, the display environment is XFCE, and what else do you want to know?