exploder wrote:The Cinnamon based version is working very well for me. I have applied all of the updates and used a workaround for MiniTube I found on the MiniTube site. MiniTube and Totem will both play mp4 files mow. If you install all of the updates there is one package where you need to select, keep the current configuration or something like that.
Using the edition featuring Cinnamon was just personal preference because I liked the style of the menu and the way desktop effects were set up by default.
I concur. I've been running LM 13 Maya Cinnamon on my desktop since it was released and have had no problems worth mentioning; however, I run LM 12 LIsa LXDE on my laptop because I prefer a leaner, meaner, and cleaner laptop DE.
FWIW, the reason why so many Mint users stick with older Mint distros is because they see no reason to update. In other words, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" Overall, LM 9 was my favorite flavor of Mint because it ran best on both
my desktop and laptop. Since then, I've found that subsequent versions run differently, but the newer 64-bit iMac is indeed a different PC from the +5 year old 32-bit MacBook.
Regardless of what flavor of Mint you choose, you can depend on finding solutions to almost all problems on these forums.
System 76 Pangolin: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, LM17.1 Cinnamon 64-bit
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