selittl wrote:Until AMD gets their act together and develops a halfway decent driver that works with Linux I think xfce is a good way to go.
realitykid wrote:selittl wrote:Until AMD gets their act together and develops a halfway decent driver that works with Linux I think xfce is a good way to go.
Or just avoid AMD altogether and go Nvidia or Intel. lol Of course, some people can't just go buy a new computer. But, if you were to, I'd say Intel. Mainly because I've had a pretty good experience with Intel thus far.
I do think Xfce is a really good option though! I wonder if KDE works pretty well on AMD as well.
Might not be the best solution. I do run a intel CPU and chipset but ATI video card. I even went so far as to buy a Nvidia card about 9 months ago. But after installing Nvidia drivers i found out they were just as bad / buggy as ATI's. Might be because i run a 37inch HDTV but the default mint install drivers have always worked really good for me. So switching out hardware might just land someone in the same boat as they started in.
jaws222 wrote:outfieldgrass wrote: AS for MATE, that would be my second choice. Might go that route too, who knows.
AlbertP wrote:@ kmb42vt: You can also switch servers for Ubuntu, by manually editing the server's URL on the Others tab of Software Sources. Mirrors are here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors
I use the LeaseWeb mirror (The Netherlands) on my laptop, if you are NL based it's quite fast. The BIT mirror is located just one mile from me but it's overloaded at times.
jaws222 wrote:outfieldgrass wrote:I installed Mint 13 Maya, added XFCE 4.10 and removed Cinnamon. So far its been 2 full days and its very stable and the performance is great. Nothing against Cinnamon or Mate but I feel XFCE offers more of what I am looking for.
I think I'll go the XFCE route too when I do my install. I have Mint 12 with Cinnamon on my laptop and it runs flawlessly but have had issues running Cinnamon on my desktops with ATI drivers. I still have a Mint 11 version running the XFCE and absolutely love it and luckily I have it until October of this year until the support runs out. Yes, like you said nothing against Cinnamon but XFCE has been around longer and is time-tested and IMO is the best DE out there. AS for MATE, that would be my second choice. Might go that route too, who knows.
minties wrote:Everyone, have a look here for a comparison of CPU usage of Mint 13 RC for Mate vs Cinnamon in VirtualBox. CPU usage in Cinnamon is significantly more.
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showt ... 356&page=2
zerozero wrote:i think these http://community.linuxmint.com/iso are the final images going into testing (if so we might see a final release soon)