nomko wrote:You could choose for a lightweight desktop environment like Xfce. Luckily, Mint does have a Xfce version. And the latest Mint version running Xfce has the new Whisker menu which gives you a little bit of that Cinnamon feeling.
johnyu95 wrote:So would Xfce be the lightest option compared to other LM 15 desktops?
nomko wrote:johnyu95 wrote:So would Xfce be the lightest option compared to other LM 15 desktops?
Xfce (and as counterpart LXDE) is basically meant for low spec/low memory systems. As said above, heavier desktop environments can run on a 1 gig system as long you have a decent/powerfull videocard and/or onboard GPU that can run the desktop environment in 3D as well. I won't say that Mate or Cinnamon are heavy desktop environments, I place them between Xfce/LXDE and KDE, but with 1 gig there's not much memory left for other applications... And I think that your GPU consumes some main memory, so combining these 2 factors I'm pretty sure that there's less than 50% memory left to use.
But the question snow is, how much main memory you really have? Is it 1 gig or more (according to your link your netbook can have 2 gig max)?
Bolle1961 wrote:I don't think LM13 will perform better. Maybe you should give Lxde a try. Unfortunately Linux Mint has no Lxde version, Debian Lxde or Lubuntu are good alternatives
Spearmint2 wrote:Bolle1961 wrote:I don't think LM13 will perform better. Maybe you should give Lxde a try. Unfortunately Linux Mint has no Lxde version, Debian Lxde or Lubuntu are good alternatives
I agree. If he thinks Mint MATE was "lagging" on 2MB of memory, then he will only be happy with an LXDE version of linux. I'd also suggest Knoppix along with the Lubuntu already mentioned.
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