What's the difference between versions?

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What's the difference between versions?

Postby Drizz on Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:49 pm

As a newbie to Linux Mint I've been wondering what the difference is between the 5 version of Mint. If someone new comes along it might be confusing as they won't know which version they should download.

Xfce
LXDE
KDE
Debian
10

Also wondered if there should be a sticky thread explaining the differences to n00bs like me.

Thanks.
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Re: What's the difference between versions?

Postby richyrich on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:12 pm

A quick, brief overview:
Overview and Explanation of Linux Desktop Environments
From wikipedia, has informative comparison tables: (and tons of links)
Comparison of X Window System desktop environments
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Re: What's the difference between versions?

Postby DrHu on Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:46 pm

As a general comment, the difference between each Linux version from the same distributor/developer is the kernel release and the desktop being used
--some distributor's tend to stick with one preferred desktop selection, such as Ubuntu does, when they decided on Gnome..

The two main desktops are KDE and Gnome
--alternatives are xfce, lxde and others, such as Rox filer/Rox desktop; for example puppy Linux uses Rox filer..
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Re: What's the difference between versions?

Postby EgyptianMagician on Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:01 am

in addition to DrHu words
gnome is the desktop of performance and speed for low processor speed :D
but kde is the desktop of art and flash bright pics but in low processor speed it's not good in the performance :(
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Re: What's the difference between versions?

Postby conslie on Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:09 am

See Robin's post in this thread for an excellent synopsis: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=54945
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