Hi folks, Hi Linux Mint Creators, would like to thank you for all your work making this great operating system.
After experimenting with many different linux distros, finally have settled into LM13 Maya Xfce, though adding Lxde package brings it to just the right speed for this hardware, though Xfce is still very usable with amd athlon xp2400 cpu, 1 gig pc2700 ram, asus motherboard, Ge-Force 7600 GS graphics.
The Nvidia 304.64 graphic driver works best on this desktop hardware.
Lxde does not have url link launchers, though not a biggie, since those can be manually made or make them on Xfce desktop side, then switch back to Lxde and they will be on the desktop for use.
Also, got me father to use LM13 Maya mate and he is very happy with it on his somewhat newer laptop, his wireless works great and netflix works great, he even uses virtual box to run autocad in XP, which works great also.
One minor thing, for anyone that may have this problem.
It is probably because this desktop hardware is older, the installer will crash at the ubiquity slideshow and a few other 12.04 and 12.10 versions do this as well, like Lubuntu, Peppermint, Nadia and others.
So the solution was, in live cd mode, go into terminal and type,
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sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint
Then it installs just fine.
Otherwise, great operating system and thank you very much for sharing it freely with all.