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[SOLVED] [site] Differences between versions?

Postby littlebigman on Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:47 am

Hello,

I'm posting this in the forum since the e-mails in the "Contact" section aren't meant to send suggestions to the webmaster.

I was trying to find whether Mint is available in localized versions (eg. UI and keyboard support for French, as my users aren't comfortable with English), but didn't find an explanation about what the different releases are:

  • Linux Mint 12 LXDE
  • Linux Mint 12 KDE
  • Linux Mint 12
  • Linux Mint
  • Debian

The homepage doesn't say, neither do the About or the FAQ. As for Download, we have to choose between Linux Mint 12, Linux Mint, Debian.

I think it'd be useful to add a small explanation in the homepage about why Mint is available in different releases, each with its pros and cons.

HTH,
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Re: [site] Differences between versions?

Postby nomko on Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:18 am

Linux Mint 12 LXDE => this is the Mint version with the LXDE desktop environment
Linux Mint 12 KDE => this is the Mint version with the KDE desktop environment
Linux Mint 12 => this is the Mint version with the Mate desktop environment (you can also switch to Gnome desktop)
Linux Mint Debian => this is the Mint version which is based on Debian

Some info from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Mint.

Did you looked here also: http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php?
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Re: [site] Differences between versions?

Postby littlebigman on Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:19 am

Thanks for the tip. No, I didn't think about checking Wikipedia or the Document section to understand why Mint is available in several different versions.
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