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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by friimynd » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:18 am

enjoying LinuxLite on my older laptop
i was looking for a distro that had minimul cpu usage when playing last.fm minimized
this works in linuxmint with lxde, but they do not support lxde, though it does work
i believe linux lite is using a version of xfce
the cpu usage dropped from 60+ to 30+ when i minimized firefox, which is about as good as i've seen from any distro i've tried
hopefully it continues to impress, but if not I will probably go with LMDE + LXDE
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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by MartyMint » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:10 pm

For older, less powerful machines I've had better success with RPM-based distros. Not sure why that would be... :?

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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by 3fRI » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:58 pm

I have neither the inclination nor the patience for Arch or Gentoo, but I'm comfortable with Debian and Debian-based distros such as Vsido and Siduction. Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing what the former CrunchBang community, now known as BunsenLabs, develops. :)
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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by The Dark Side » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:17 pm

If not Linux Mint, then....:
Manjaro (KDE & Xfce), Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Chakra, Kaos, Mageia (KDE), Fedora (KDE & Xfce).
MX Linux 18.3 (KDE & XFCE)
PCLinuxOS KDE
PCLinuxOS MATE
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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by peterldg » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:35 pm

Windows 10

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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by Greenpalmer » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:05 am

Manjaro with Cinnamon desktop is very Mint-like

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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by nuagedeboucane » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:28 am

Before knowing about Mint, I was just about to install Ubuntu. But, I have found an article telling that Mint was better, especially on the multimedia side. One of my brothers in law was a big Ubuntu fan. He was the one that introtuced me to Linux. If not Ubuntu, then Debian with non free.
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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by kenetics » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:59 am

Xubuntu, which I run on one of my computers, or perhaps Manjaro. I really like the way Xfce is going. Peppermint 5 is also very nice - I use it on a netbook.
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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by friimynd » Thu May 07, 2015 6:05 am

i am liking pclinuxos full monty kde so far; good kde implementation, something besides debian/ubuntu; they use 'rpm' packages
there is a 'trinity' desktop version you can download via linuxtracker, it is like windows 7
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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by RacerBG » Thu May 07, 2015 7:37 am

Pure Debian with KDE or XFCE.
Proud of Linux Mint!

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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by reddot » Sun May 10, 2015 10:25 pm

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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by Dr G » Sun May 10, 2015 10:38 pm

Netrunner or Kubuntu.

I've enjoyed the freedom of Linux for too many years to return to that other OS.

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Re: If not Mint, then...

Post by Derek_S » Mon May 11, 2015 12:28 am

If Linux Mint, Ubuntu, or any of the other Ubuntu-based derivatives did not exist, then it would be:

a.) Arch or Slackware if I was going to stick with using Linux.

b.) FreeBSD or one of it's derivatives, since I've always wanted to see what BSD is all about.
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