I installed LMDE on a USB stick and i like it. I like a bit more GNOME 2 than GNOME 3 right now. By the way, i tried to use the USB startup disk maker that comes with my ubuntu 10.04 and it stubbornly refused to take my LMDE iso image. I tried also with the same application from a MINT 12 pendrive installation. I had to install the slightly less user friendly unetbootin to solve my problem. Is it because LMDE is debian and not ubuntu ?
Well, lets talk about my problem: i can't use my favourite compiz effects: the wobbly windows and the rotating cube. In fact i suspect it is not activated at all despite the presence of the compiz effects panel in the mint menu.
I have a netbook with an intel GMA 915 which should be used out of the box by the kernel, right ?
Also, except the fact that i will be able to use gnome 2, will be LMDE be more fast and lightweight than mint 12 ? I have an old netbook with a celeron @800mhz and 512 mo or RAM. I will need some programs like octave, povray, K3Dsurf, maxima and R in the near future. I don't want to stay on ubuntu because of unity and last time i checked KDE was Über slow on my netbook.
Thanks in advance for responding.