Wish to download Linux Mint. Which version please guide!

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Wish to download Linux Mint. Which version please guide!

Postby general.rule » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:40 pm

I wish to download Linux Mint but I have found there are 3 types of Linux Mint available. 1- Gnome Full Edition, 2- KDE Edition and 3- XFCE Edition. Please guide me which one should I download. For your information I need the version of Linux Mint which is complete as well as easy to use; user friendly. I tried Ubuntu 7.04 but it seems difficult to deal with though I like its look. Please guide me. Thanks :)

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Postby Lolo Uila » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:54 pm

All 3 version are easy to use. If you have a reasonably powerful computer I'd recommend the standard version with the GNOME desktop. If you are running older hardware I'd go for the XFCE version. The XFCE version is still fully functional, but it uses less resources and runs faster (although GNOME looks nicer).

KDE is the most resource hungry, and to me doesn't offer anything that GNOME doesn't, and I find GNOME more intuitive and easier to learn. That's personal opinion, though.

You could just install one version, then install the other desktops and try each one. You choose a different session at log-in to change desktops. All 3 versions are very nice and you really can't go wrong with any of them.

Aloha, Tim


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