Mint LXDE 9 transformed into Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

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Mint LXDE 9 transformed into Ubuntu Gnome 10.04

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I managed to transform my Mint 9 LXDE:
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into something looking very similar to Ubuntu 10.04:
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The result is not perfect but it's only a matter of installing a couple of themes (maybe I'll write a short tutorial on this). I would like to share the screencast which inspired me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rblo1UzILI

I didn't imagine that LXDE was so versatile when I installed Mint 9 LXDE a couple of weeks ago!
I love LXDE :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Cool . . and I bet it's wwwaaaayyyyy faster !!! :D
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richyrich wrote:Cool . . and I bet it's wwwaaaayyyyy faster !!! :D
Yes, it is. Ubuntu 10.04 is way too heavy for my old Turion 64 CPU (same for Mint 9 Main Edition :cry: ).

Mint LXDE runs instead veeeeery smoothly. Thanx Mint LXDE Team!!!
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at least in your Ubuntu theme i can see the programme names in that bottom line.
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Very nice :) Can you send this to the "Lubuntu" guys ? They could sure use some help with their theming !!
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Looks great, thanks
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Great job, please give us a tutorial on how you did it.
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m4daredsun wrote:
richyrich wrote:Cool . . and I bet it's wwwaaaayyyyy faster !!! :D
Yes, it is. Ubuntu 10.04 is way too heavy for my old Turion 64 CPU (same for Mint 9 Main Edition :cry: ).

Mint LXDE runs instead veeeeery smoothly. Thanx Mint LXDE Team!!!

No Ubuntu 10.04 isn't to heavy, you're incorrect with this statement...

You just installed the basic CD which installs Gnome. Gnome is to heavy not Ubuntu.

You can with experience do a custom install of Ubuntu with the ubuntu-10.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso

Then you can simply just install LXDE, again I said with experience.... ;)
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Nice work, congratulation! :wink:
Maybe we could open a discussion to show our customized Mint and share the ideas.
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DasFox wrote:
m4daredsun wrote:
richyrich wrote:Cool . . and I bet it's wwwaaaayyyyy faster !!! :D
Yes, it is. Ubuntu 10.04 is way too heavy for my old Turion 64 CPU (same for Mint 9 Main Edition :cry: ).

Mint LXDE runs instead veeeeery smoothly. Thanx Mint LXDE Team!!!

No Ubuntu 10.04 isn't to heavy, you're incorrect with this statement...

You just installed the basic CD which installs Gnome. Gnome is to heavy not Ubuntu.

You can with experience do a custom install of Ubuntu with the ubuntu-10.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso

Then you can simply just install LXDE, again I said with experience.... ;)
DasFox: yes, you're right. Ubuntu with Gnome desktop is heavy.

An alternate Ubuntu install with LXDE should be OK for an old machine.

However, it's great to have distrbutions like Mint LXDE (or LUbuntu) for not-so-experienced Linux users as I am...
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tns wrote:Great job, please give us a tutorial on how you did it.
lollo6 wrote:Nice work, congratulation! :wink:
Maybe we could open a discussion to show our customized Mint and share the ideas.

Thanks!

Unfortunately my beloved old machine died last week :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
I will need some time to get a now one and start playing again with LXDE...
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