What's the difference between versions?

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What's the difference between versions?

Postby Drizz » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:49 pm

As a newbie to Linux Mint I've been wondering what the difference is between the 5 version of Mint. If someone new comes along it might be confusing as they won't know which version they should download.


Also wondered if there should be a sticky thread explaining the differences to n00bs like me.


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Re: What's the difference between versions?

Postby richyrich » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:12 pm

A quick, brief overview:
Overview and Explanation of Linux Desktop Environments
From wikipedia, has informative comparison tables: (and tons of links)
Comparison of X Window System desktop environments

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Re: What's the difference between versions?

Postby DrHu » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:46 pm

As a general comment, the difference between each Linux version from the same distributor/developer is the kernel release and the desktop being used
--some distributor's tend to stick with one preferred desktop selection, such as Ubuntu does, when they decided on Gnome..

The two main desktops are KDE and Gnome
--alternatives are xfce, lxde and others, such as Rox filer/Rox desktop; for example puppy Linux uses Rox filer..

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Re: What's the difference between versions?

Postby EgyptianMagician » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:01 am

in addition to DrHu words
gnome is the desktop of performance and speed for low processor speed :D
but kde is the desktop of art and flash bright pics but in low processor speed it's not good in the performance :(

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Re: What's the difference between versions?

Postby conslie » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:09 am

See Robin's post in this thread for an excellent synopsis: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=54945

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