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Default DE for LMDE for Update pack 4?

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:30 pm
by voss749
Im hoping we might consider some sort of "easy install" menu for cinnamon.

Re: Default DE for LMDE for Update pack 4?

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:48 pm
by dbkblk
That would be nice. However, cinnamon don't seem ready to be the defaut desktop -for non english speakers- as it is untranslated (at least, in french).

Re: Default DE for LMDE for Update pack 4?

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:43 am
by Monsta
The question in the thread's title seems to diverge from its contents. :D

Re: Default DE for LMDE for Update pack 4?

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:38 pm
by bootmakr
I haven't read much about Cinnamon, since it is for regular LM, but I'm curious; is it a minimal DE or is it something huge like KDE and Gnome? Since this crawls with any OS that has KDE or Gnome, I kinda want to know if Cinnamon is going to slow me down or not if it does come out for LMDE. XFCE allows me to speed along compared with the KDE/Gnomes.

Re: Default DE for LMDE for Update pack 4?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:59 am
by cwwgateway
bootmakr wrote:I haven't read much about Cinnamon, since it is for regular LM, but I'm curious; is it a minimal DE or is it something huge like KDE and Gnome? Since this crawls with any OS that has KDE or Gnome, I kinda want to know if Cinnamon is going to slow me down or not if it does come out for LMDE. XFCE allows me to speed along compared with the KDE/Gnomes.
I (personally) find Cinnamon snappier and more responsive than gnome 3, but it is a fork of gnome shell so it is going to need somewhat good hardware... I find it speed wise like gnome 2. If gnome 2 was slow, I would stick with xfce. Cinnamon was designed for mid to high level machines, whereas XFCE/LXDE are designed for older/low end machines.