Canna help it I must criticize, cause well ... I must criticize.
A subtle endorsement of Mint eh ? Yeah LM is the only nix distro in the world using xfce afterall. In one of their releases anyway.
Jmo ... think it's more a not so subtle stab at the direction gnome is taking in his view.
A poll was taken ? And everyone in the world no doubt cast their vote for dvd only, lol. Personally think it's kinda silly. Yep I do have a dvd RW drive ... Though why 900mbs on a 4.7gb dvd would make sense or couldn't be reduced enough to fit on a 700mb cd I can't quite figure out. Esp when 4 million other distro's offer 1 cd install options. But that's for LM HQ to decide. So could, even though this old dinosaur doesn't support boot from usb. Don't feel like checking for bio's updates to flash. Other stuff ... could've found a work around no doubt. Even made a trip to wally world and bought friggin dvd R's that dinna work with my drive. So trip to wally world, trip to take nonworking dvd's back. Dinna leave me a happy camper even though it's my own fault. Sure I could've done a ton of stuff to install it but at that pt. Didn't want to anymore. When 4 million other distro's offer 1 cd install options.
Which I like Mint and am sure lmde is good nix. But judging from all the breakage people report in the forums with it. Darn sure didn't feel like jumping through hoops to test drive Mint Debian when it's apparently got a few rough edges and ... errrr, 4 million other distro's offer 1 cd installs.
For the record, crunchbang can be turned into rolling if someone feels like fiddling with it. I don't ... doesn't get more stable than Debian stable. Don't really feel a need to have the latest n greatest ( sometimes break stuff ) software and if I did would add a ppa, temporarily change repos or whatever else. I like good ole stable though. So am fine just leaving it alone.
Also for the record in #! defense. They have xfce, openbox or both openbox and xfce, can install both during the install. Given the choice between using anything buntu and CB. Well personally wouldn't even consider buntu. Then again ... way I feel about ubuntu in general. Would rather be poked in da eye with a stick than use their gnu/nix.
Ever noticed how so many distro's shift away from ubuntu ? CB ... Debian ... LM ... putting out Debian based now too. Thinking there has to be reasons for why they end up nixing ubuntu along the way.
I'm sure the Magic Mint factory has their reasons though. Am ok with whatever they decide to do. They do all the work so I should zip it anyway.