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Tech Entusiast with ONE Question!

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Hello there, I'd consider myself I 'Tech Savvy' kind've Guy, and have thought about the switch to Linux! I'm 17 years of age, hoping to study Computer Science in University in 2 years time. Only Moments ago I thought I was going to go with Ubuntu but after spotting Linux Mint.. I thought "Yep. This one is definitely for me" :P
But ONE Question! Which one do I choose? Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, or Xfce?
Much help obliged!
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Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. As far as what DE to use it's all a matter of personnel preference. I use Cinnamon and I love it. If you don't have allot of resources, XFCE is very light on memory. Hope that helps, play around with them, and again, welcome.
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Best way is to download them all and try them out. Cinnamon is a nice modern desktop as is kde. Mate is a fork of an older projeck called gnome2 and as such looks a little dated but is actually a great desktop. Xfce what can i say, its a fast desktop that uses less resources than the others but can be configured to become a beautiful desktop once you learn how. I like all four of them and if i wasnt on such an old crappy computer I would go with cinnamon or kde.
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welcome to the Mint family forums

which flavour is both a matter of choice and resources, newer computers cinnamon is popular but a bit resource hungry, so mate steps in not so glitzy but still very good, on even older lower spec xp machines then Xfce or ked would be my DE of choice, and then you still have to choose 32 or 64 bit OS. I use both on different spec machines they both run fine and do what I ask of them

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welcome to the Mint family forums

which flavour is both a matter of choice and resources, newer computers cinnamon is popular but a bit resource hungry, so mate steps in not so glitzy but still very good, on even older lower spec xp machines then Xfce or ked would be my DE of choice, and then you still have to choose 32 or 64 bit OS. I use both on different spec machines they both run fine and do what I ask of them

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The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.
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Don't do CS. Do Electrical Engineering instead. You'll still get the computer stuff, but an EE will give you a broader base (i.e., employability).
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Hi! Congrats for joining Linux Mint!
I hope you have find your way in this new world!
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I recommend Cinnamon myself if you have enough resources; it is very elegant and easy to work with, see screenshot below:

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Mate is fast and elegant too I like Cinnamon more :mrgreen: It looks like in the screenshot below :

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I don't use xfce much so I don't know much about it :(

And welcome to Linux Mint bro :D :D
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rbmorse wrote:Don't do CS. Do Electrical Engineering instead. You'll still get the computer stuff, but an EE will give you a broader base (i.e., employability).
I'm not big into practical work like EE + To do Electrical Engineering to a bachelors Degree here you need Higher Level Mathematics and I only do Ordinary level.. So I wouldn't be able to get into the course anyway. Also I'm more interested in the programming end rather than (Wiring, circuitry etc.) And you can get employed anywhere with any computer degree, so your not gonna find it harder to get a job if you have either a degree in CS or EE. and there's a 'Much Broader' area with Computer Science than most computer degree's because of the whole variety of jobs available when you finish.
Anyway's thanks for all of the advice and replies! :D
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I wound up with MATE. I installed Cinnamon and XFCE as well, to try them out. If you hit CTRL, ALT, BACKSPACE you will get the login screen where you can change which desktop will load and designate one as default after you fine one you like.
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