houndhen wrote:Slow is the word.
I have MInt 12 32 bit installed on a quad core intel pc. It is so slow that I will look for something else. Slower than any version of KDE that I have seen. Firefox 8.0 just crawls.
My day-to-day production distro is Ubuntu 10.10. I also keep updated Mepis 11 kde, and crunchbang statler. Mint 12, which I wanted to like, gets lost in the dust of any one of the three mentioned.
I also have it loaded on a quad core PC (LM 12 64-bit rather than the 32-bit) and my experience with it is stable, quick and responsive, not slow at all. Firefox 8.0 is as fast if not faster than any previous version of Firefox I've used (all the way back to 1.0) even using my ages old FX profile that I drag around from distro to distro. That being said, here are my basic system specs:Gateway Intel Core2-Quad Q8400/4MB L2 Cache, 8GB DDR2, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia GT-430 w/1GB DDR3
Since you did not post your system specs in your comment with the exception that you mentioned a quad core processor (and I have to assume that the PC is less than 4 years old?) I have to ask, why are you running a 32-bit version of Linux Mint 12 on a 64 bit system? If you have more than 3.0 GB of memory installed you're certainly not using it nor are you utilizing the full potential of your quad core CPU. Would you mind posting your basic system specs? Your experience tells me something is amiss and it's not Linux Mint 12.
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