Any theme I use ends up using too much CPU and display becomes FUBAR. Tried just sticking with Mint-X and Mint-Z and it helped A LITTLE but still had times of high CPU and messed up display.
Mint 11 is AWESOME ... no burps, gurggles, bells or glitches. Too bad support will end in October. If the Mint experience doesn't get better by then, so will my use of Linux end.
Just frustrated right now. Posting problems here seems to get few responses and little help, so I don't expect very many will see this rant anyway.
MATE is stable and it works on all computers
MATE is among the most productive and easy to use desktops available.
MATE continues where Gnome 2 left off and introduces its own incremental improvements.
MATE comes with support for mintMenu, mintDesktop, Compiz and everything that made Gnome 2 the most popular Linux desktop.
MATE is built with GTK2, it features more themes and integrates with more applications than any other desktop.
Some parts of Gnome 2 were not migrated to MATE yet and a few aspects such as Bluetooth support might not work as well as they did with Gnome 2.
Mate is stable ... BS
Works on all computers ... MAYBE ... and thats a big maybe ... if you don't change any default settings AT ALL
Among the most productive and easy to use desktops available ... BS
Continues where Gnome 2 left off ... BS ... one step forward and six steps back
Features more themes and integrates with more applications than any other desktop ... SURE ... just don't expect to be able to use the computer if you install more themes than the two that are included.
Other than that, I guess there are no cons.
Oh and don't expect to use all features of a keyboard with shortcut buttons either. The web button will open your Mint13 home folder. The Calculator button will cause an error stating that gcalctool is not a valid command ... and that's because the former Calculator in Mint (gcalctool) was replaced with mate-calculator but nothing in the installation software points to the new calc ... still points to the old application which is no longer included.
should I go on ... BS