Difference between Cinnamon, Mate, LMDE, Xfce. [SOLVED]

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Re: Difference between Cinnamon, Mate, LMDE, Xfce.

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Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Mick-Cork wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Of course all this info is readily available on the LM website
And answers to almost every single question ever asked on these forums is available in a search engine near you, but some people simply don't think about that, nor do they think about what they are asking for help with. "Hi! I'm running Manjaro and the folks over at the Manjaro forum can't answer my question so I thought I'd ask here...", or "Hi! I'm running Windows 10 and get a blue screen of death...", and when questioned on the sanity of asking such things here, the response is something along the lines of, "Well, my mother's uncle Tom's brother works with a woman who has a cousin three times removed whose grandmother's great aunt Bertha once saw Linux Mint in a shop window, so I hardly think this is off-topic".
TBH I was being a bit 'tongue in cheek' Kadaitcha Man. Trying to make the point (maybe not too subtly!) that it's not that easy to find the info the OP is looking for on the LM website. In fact, I've just spent 10 minutes challenging my own assertion, and as yet I haven't found anything there that would give a potential new user a clear definition between the different editions.

I googled it in the end and I did get the LM readthedocs install guide (https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... hoose.html) which is sort of close to home, this forum, and others that are written by third parties, e,g. :
https://www.fosslinux.com/42787/linux-m ... s-mate.htm
https://linuxhint.com/linux_mint_cinnamon_vs_mate/
https://www.lifewire.com/linux-mint-cin ... ts-4175395
etc

but i just think it shouldn't be that tricky for a newb trying to differentiate, and that the relevant info should be where you'd expect to find it first.

Two cents :)
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Re: Difference between Cinnamon, Mate, LMDE, Xfce. [SOLVED]

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Hi Mick-Cork,
Two cents
Dont sell yourself so short...That comment and the work and research you put into it is worth at least 8 farthings...lol...DAMIEN
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Re: Difference between Cinnamon, Mate, LMDE, Xfce. [SOLVED]

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DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:09 am
Hi Mick-Cork,
Two cents
Dont sell yourself so short...That comment and the work and research you put into it is worth at least 8 farthings...lol...DAMIEN
https://www.ringramcoins.com/coins/fart ... 24889.html

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Ahhhh...you already knew i was referring to when a farthing was worth only 25% of a penny...You cheated with a "farthing" thats worth 24 hundred pounds...lol...DAMIEN
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Re: Difference between Cinnamon, Mate, LMDE, Xfce. [SOLVED]

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DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:30 am
Ahhhh...you already knew i was referring to when a farthing was worth only 25% of a penny...You cheated with a "farthing" thats worth 24 hundred pounds...lol...DAMIEN
I'll let you off the hook, just send one!

Ha!
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Hi Mick-Cork,

Heheheheheheheh...Póg mo thóin...lol...lol...All in fun...DAMIEN
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Re: Difference between Cinnamon, Mate, LMDE, Xfce. [SOLVED]

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DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:27 am
Hi Mick-Cork,

Heheheheheheheh...Póg mo thóin...lol...lol...All in fun...DAMIEN
:) sounds like there's a bit of the old country in you there Damien?
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Re: Difference between Cinnamon, Mate, LMDE, Xfce. [SOLVED]

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sounds like there's a bit of the old country in you there Damien?
There is Mick-Cork,

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Re: Difference between Cinnamon, Mate, LMDE, Xfce.

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Mick-Cork wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:31 am
Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Mick-Cork wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Of course all this info is readily available on the LM website
And answers to almost every single question ever asked on these forums is available in a search engine near you, but some people simply don't think about that, nor do they think about what they are asking for help with. "Hi! I'm running Manjaro and the folks over at the Manjaro forum can't answer my question so I thought I'd ask here...", or "Hi! I'm running Windows 10 and get a blue screen of death...", and when questioned on the sanity of asking such things here, the response is something along the lines of, "Well, my mother's uncle Tom's brother works with a woman who has a cousin three times removed whose grandmother's great aunt Bertha once saw Linux Mint in a shop window, so I hardly think this is off-topic".
TBH I was being a bit 'tongue in cheek' Kadaitcha Man. Trying to make the point (maybe not too subtly!) that it's not that easy to find the info the OP is looking for on the LM website. In fact, I've just spent 10 minutes challenging my own assertion, and as yet I haven't found anything there that would give a potential new user a clear definition between the different editions.

I googled it in the end and I did get the LM readthedocs install guide (https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... hoose.html) which is sort of close to home, this forum, and others that are written by third parties, e,g. :
https://www.fosslinux.com/42787/linux-m ... s-mate.htm
https://linuxhint.com/linux_mint_cinnamon_vs_mate/
https://www.lifewire.com/linux-mint-cin ... ts-4175395
etc

but i just think it shouldn't be that tricky for a newb trying to differentiate, and that the relevant info should be where you'd expect to find it first.

Two cents :)
Exactly, its all fine and dandy that we are in the forums, and can get info .
But a newbie, just looking at LM site can't differentiate between versions.
I believe the Ubuntu site is the same, many version, but , how to choose
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Re: Difference between Cinnamon, Mate, LMDE, Xfce. [SOLVED]

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I've heard a rumor that there may be a few reviews and installation guides on a site called YouTube.
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