passerby wrote:You can dual boot if you make and mount a separate home partition.
eg. sda1 is mint and it mounts sda3 at /home. sda2 is ubuntu and it also mounts sda3 at /home.
Can be a little messy if you have different setups of the same programs, but I haven't had any problems with it.
You could give MATE a try. Not as customizable as xfce, but it looks good (after some tweaking) and it's much lighter than cinnamon. Quite functional too.
Cinnamon is working much better now that I'm on LMDE. Its speed issues have been due to the graphics drivers used, in my experience.
And yeah, the DE does affect performance. Once you're comparing similar DE's resource-wise (like xfce and MATE) it no longer makes any real difference though.
passerby wrote:Is there a particular aspect of mint's security you find questionable? It should be just as secure as Ubuntu.
junior-s wrote:passerby wrote:Is there a particular aspect of mint's security you find questionable? It should be just as secure as Ubuntu.
Yes, java and Samba, and the fact that I wish Mint asking me for everysingle thing that happens on my machine. Like for example, mounting another partition or connecting to a new network.
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