It is just a lot easier, time wise, for the LMDE devs to use the LMDE standard install as a base and Xfce installed as an extra. Small team and they must do their best to serve the needs and wishes of most of their users. Xfce users are, it appears, too much in the minority.
the unofficial lmde-xfce is underway (same man that does the 'unoffical KDE'
based LMDE with Xfce4.10 and lighter Apps. ***Edit Oh Ya built using UPack6
jjaythomas wrote:May just have to look at this "fork" of LMDE and see what I think of his take on Lxde.
Not really a fork just a continuation for LMDE-Xfce now that Mint (Clem/Team) are stoping full official support of the Xfce LMDE spin. (no Upack 6 ISO planed for)
Its still based on LMDE (besides getting Xfce4.10(from sid I believe) and a different package set (all from official repo I believe)
P.S. even artwork is mostly mint's (some modified) with Mints/Clems okay I believe (as long as emphases 'UNOFFICIAL'
May want to try 'Sparky Linux' its a LXDE debian based on testing (directly) .
holden87 wrote:Hi guys!
I'm considering installing LMDE as my main desktop. I'm an ordinary user - multimedia & web + libreoffice typing. So my question is, how stable is this rolling release model, is it stable enough? Never reinstalling is quite a big plus, but don't know what are the risks...
LMDE is a really stable distro. I have used it for months and I didn't have any problems. However, some people (like myself) might find LMDE too stable, and move to other distros that provide their users with more frequent updates.
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