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Mint LXDE 9 transformed into Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:39 am
by m4daredsun
I managed to transform my Mint 9 LXDE:
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into something looking very similar to Ubuntu 10.04:
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The result is not perfect but it's only a matter of installing a couple of themes (maybe I'll write a short tutorial on this). I would like to share the screencast which inspired me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rblo1UzILI

I didn't imagine that LXDE was so versatile when I installed Mint 9 LXDE a couple of weeks ago!
I love LXDE :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed in Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:49 am
by richyrich
Cool . . and I bet it's wwwaaaayyyyy faster !!! :D

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed in Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:00 pm
by m4daredsun
richyrich wrote:Cool . . and I bet it's wwwaaaayyyyy faster !!! :D
Yes, it is. Ubuntu 10.04 is way too heavy for my old Turion 64 CPU (same for Mint 9 Main Edition :cry: ).

Mint LXDE runs instead veeeeery smoothly. Thanx Mint LXDE Team!!!

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed into Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:00 am
by mastablasta
at least in your Ubuntu theme i can see the programme names in that bottom line.

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed into Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:02 am
by axel668
Very nice :) Can you send this to the "Lubuntu" guys ? They could sure use some help with their theming !!

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed into Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:05 pm
by lucho_elmillo
Looks great, thanks

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed into Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:02 pm
by tns
Great job, please give us a tutorial on how you did it.

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed in Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:26 pm
by DasFox
m4daredsun wrote:
richyrich wrote:Cool . . and I bet it's wwwaaaayyyyy faster !!! :D
Yes, it is. Ubuntu 10.04 is way too heavy for my old Turion 64 CPU (same for Mint 9 Main Edition :cry: ).

Mint LXDE runs instead veeeeery smoothly. Thanx Mint LXDE Team!!!

No Ubuntu 10.04 isn't to heavy, you're incorrect with this statement...

You just installed the basic CD which installs Gnome. Gnome is to heavy not Ubuntu.

You can with experience do a custom install of Ubuntu with the ubuntu-10.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso

Then you can simply just install LXDE, again I said with experience.... ;)

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed into Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:09 am
by lollo6
Nice work, congratulation! :wink:
Maybe we could open a discussion to show our customized Mint and share the ideas.

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed in Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:45 am
by m4daredsun
DasFox wrote:
m4daredsun wrote:
richyrich wrote:Cool . . and I bet it's wwwaaaayyyyy faster !!! :D
Yes, it is. Ubuntu 10.04 is way too heavy for my old Turion 64 CPU (same for Mint 9 Main Edition :cry: ).

Mint LXDE runs instead veeeeery smoothly. Thanx Mint LXDE Team!!!

No Ubuntu 10.04 isn't to heavy, you're incorrect with this statement...

You just installed the basic CD which installs Gnome. Gnome is to heavy not Ubuntu.

You can with experience do a custom install of Ubuntu with the ubuntu-10.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso

Then you can simply just install LXDE, again I said with experience.... ;)
DasFox: yes, you're right. Ubuntu with Gnome desktop is heavy.

An alternate Ubuntu install with LXDE should be OK for an old machine.

However, it's great to have distrbutions like Mint LXDE (or LUbuntu) for not-so-experienced Linux users as I am...

Re: Mint LXDE 9 transformed into Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:52 am
by m4daredsun
tns wrote:Great job, please give us a tutorial on how you did it.
lollo6 wrote:Nice work, congratulation! :wink:
Maybe we could open a discussion to show our customized Mint and share the ideas.

Thanks!

Unfortunately my beloved old machine died last week :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
I will need some time to get a now one and start playing again with LXDE...