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Which release is the most popular?

Postby LinuxLover1 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:48 am

Which release of mint is the most popular? What version has the best 'eye candy'?
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Re: Which release is the most popular?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:59 am

Moved here by moderator.

That is a rather subjective question :) But see the desktop environment popularity poll: viewtopic.php?f=143&t=100787. Cinnamon is the favourite there.
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Re: Which release is the most popular?

Postby Adelante on Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:09 pm

LM 13 KDE.

LinuxLover1 wrote:What version has the best 'eye candy'?
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Re: Which release is the most popular?

Postby ZubenElgenubi on Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:06 pm

Well, any version with a bit of work can look very good.
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Which release is the most popular?

Postby animaguy on Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:33 pm

i was reading some websites on the standar firefox bookmarks on linuxmint 12 and there were awards given, if i remember correctly:

best laptop distro - ubuntu 12.04
best desktop distro - linux mint 12
best multi media - ubuntu studio
best live distro - knoppix
cant remember best security distro
and best server distro - centos

also there was a survey on best linux mint desktop

and i think mate won.

i prefer xfce myself
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Re: Which release is the most popular?

Postby DrHu on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:43 pm

The popular vote will likely go to the latest releases of any derivation (lmde, lxde, Gnome or kde), unless there are too many user problems with installs or updates
--was happening with the initial release of the 13x versions..
Gnome (main edition) or Kde are likely to be slower, as they use more resources for a more enveloping Linux user experience !

Eye candy: personal style preferences is too much of a individual choice, however speed of boot or OS operation is more functional, so if you want performance you are better served by making a choice (your own of course and some lighter weight desktop theme (lxde, xfce, even LMDE is fast)
--but Boot speed cannot be the be-all/end-all of a user's OS experience, else what are they using the OS for: applications or clock watching ?
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