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by asymmetros
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: making the switch - ubuntu mint or debian mint
Replies: 14
Views: 2927

Re: making the switch - ubuntu mint or debian mint

Debian based distro's are lighter on resources and are considered generally faster and more responsive than ubuntu and ubuntu based distro's. So, especially for an old machine, debian as a base, is highly recommended. I do not think that Deb-based distros are more suited for techies. But if you want...
by asymmetros
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: SolusOS RC1
Replies: 35
Views: 7415

Re: SolusOS RC1

Great news, Ikey. There are always two questions: find the best compromise between stability and new packages and which distro is suitable for a new user. With the latter, i am not referring only to the "ser-friendly" moto, but to the fact that they are many users -and potential- users, th...
by asymmetros
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 28467

Re: No updates?

Oh. Indeed. It's unusually quiet here though. Where are all the people who were angry about LMDE being "a sleeping distro"? Maybe they 've changed their repositories or they move to other distributions :D UP 3 entered incoming in August the 30th. Almost six months since then. That fact is...
by asymmetros
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 28467

Re: No updates?

I don't need a logout menu. "Alt+Shift+F10" = "Shutdown" for my laptop.
by asymmetros
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 28467

Re: No updates?

And there is also aptosid's fork: http://siduction.org/ :roll: The first stable release came Dec. the 30th @ zerozero - you 're right, it would be an "interesting complication" :mrgreen: especially for users running gnome side by side with xfce. So, the only, even more complicated solution...
by asymmetros
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 28467

Re: No updates?

At least the security updates for LMDE XFCE could have been released. i saw this idea several times already: "why we, xfce users have to wait because of the problems with the gnome ed.?" and it all boils down to misinformation: - although lmde-xfce is a separate ed, it uses exactly the sa...
by asymmetros
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 28467

Re: No updates?

I've had a growing suspicion that Testing may be the worst of all worlds as far as a distro base, being behind Stable on security updates, and behind on software updates from Sid. I know there are over 800 updates waiting right now in Testing, and in 6 months Wheezy will be frozen. I'm not convince...
by asymmetros
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 104
Views: 27980

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

In my opinion, lack of developers is the main problems of Xfce project. Speaking in general, it is really nice having so many options available (different desktops, window managers, distributions) but freedom must comes with co-operation. Better co-operation is what is needed, not new desktops (mate...
by asymmetros
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE FAQ
Replies: 75
Views: 70318

Re: LMDE FAQ

apt-listbugs is shortly mentioned but you are right, deserves a better reference


GeneC took care of this (nice video) :wink:
by asymmetros
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE FAQ
Replies: 75
Views: 70318

Re: LMDE FAQ

Great work guys ! :D May i suggest to add the new mintupdate-debian among the other fundamental tools? Of course, it plays an important role for update packs but also offers a nice and handy way to upgrade your system whatever are your sources.list. Another program that helped me sometimes while run...
by asymmetros
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 104
Views: 27980

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

Eventhough LXDE and XFCE are developed keeping in mind older hardware, still they can be used as a main DE in modern hardware. Why can’t they? Amen! I totally agree with that :D Some people think xfce as a poor man's desktop, something that you use in secondary, old machine. But i do prefer xfce, e...
by asymmetros
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 104
Views: 27980

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

kijin, i have not tried mate, i am ignoring it's state, so i find your point "either XFCE or MATE, not both" very interesting. In such a dilemma, the obvious answer is Xfce: They don't have to support then the gnome 2 libraries, and also, there is not any need to re-invent the wheel. That ...
by asymmetros
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 104
Views: 27980

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

As i had said several times, i prefer debian as a base, for several specific reasons, but every user has his/hers own preferences, so maybe it's better to leave it here and speak only as a Xfce-fan. Xfce is not Mint's flagship desktop. Mint's team has not a lot of members. If i am right, Clem has st...
by asymmetros
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?
Replies: 142
Views: 15748

Re: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?

On the other hand, it is not quit logic to admiring the building when there is only the foundation. Regardless how talented is the architect, the whole construction may end up in a fiasco. But that 's about taste. Personally, i prefer xfce than gnome2 in any case, openbox is also one of my big favou...
by asymmetros
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Gnome 3 and LMDE
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Gnome 3 and LMDE

by asymmetros
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Square wheels or what to upate ?
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Square wheels or what to upate ?

Nice dog in the avatar, by the way :)
by asymmetros
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Square wheels or what to upate ?
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Square wheels or what to upate ?

Hi longtom. The sources are always listed in the text file /etc/apt/sources.list If you want more frequent updates, you can edit it to the following form: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free deb http://secur...
by asymmetros
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 44520

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

What things bothered/bothering me with UP's story and this thread? First thing, disappointment. I am one of the first LMDE users and when update packs announced i saw them as something similar with Debian' s cut. My belief was that UP's had the potential to attract more and more users, targeting to ...
by asymmetros
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 44520

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

Good to know it, I'm back to the ground now. I understand that most users are happy with the ubuntu based editions. My experience is different. I'm an early (and happy) LMDE adopter defecting from years of (pure) ubuntu madness, so for me Mint *is* LMDE but it's just me. I hope LMDE will never be d...
by asymmetros
Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 44520

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

If LMDE a strolling distro I think its legs are broken. It would appear that the Mint team already bit off more than it can chew since it seems anytime there is trouble with the main version everything else gets left to rot. I have to agree with many of the previous post Mint hasn't delivered what ...

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