**DISCLAIMER:- I'm a Lin noob.While I'm fully aware that it's probably possible to further finetune Lubuntu to work the way I want it to,I'm struggling to find time to learn more.This is just my OOTB experience so bear with me**
I've been very impressed with the new lxde release. Chromium is working great and Midori has not crashed either, both are fast and I'm not sure witch I like best? The mint version should great!
Unfortunately for me it didn't went very well until I've settled on Mint 9 LXDE and happy to report I'm grateful with it on this old Dell Inspiron 6000.I went back and forth and clean installed TWICE.These quirks in Lubuntu:-
~ The 1st attempt for both Lubuntu and Mint was done while leaving the Win 7 x86 Ultimate partitions intact.Mint left the grub bootloader alone while (at the time) Lubuntu's kernel update forced me to bootrec the Win 7 back every time.Having considered the options I decided that it's best I junked Win 7 and go full Mint install.
~ ctrl + alt + del = task manager in Lubuntu wasn't really what I expected.Mint's combo of this works better imo.
~ for some odd reason system-config-samba in Lubuntu gave me a longer runaround?Not the case in Mint.It's good enough that my other 2 Win 7 rigs can see this lappy,that's all I need from Samba right now.
~ even weirder still Lubuntu doesn't seem to allow me to add desktop icons.
~ OVERALL boot,shutdown and general apps' performance on Mint are noticeably and significantly faster than Lubuntu.
Perhaps it's due to Mint's current Lucid base,Mint's way of derivative "optimized spinning" and Lubuntu's 10.10 underpinnings?I'm not sure.I've read around and lots of experts are pointing out that 10.10's a bit slower than 10.04 on benchies?Since I'm barely a week past of this Linux flirting (yup I'm a Lin noob obviously ::waves to all Mint gurus and longtime users::
) hell I'm not even sure if I'm asking the accurate question here.
In conclusion I'm seeing Lubuntu feels more urrmmm..BETA-ish than Mint?For Mint 10 LXDE I don't know probably you guys,devs and experts have already identified the issues so...Seriously Mint 9 LXDE are way up there rather than Lubuntu.At least for me though.If anyone else can actually beg to differ hey good for you then.