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I have installed Gnome, KDE, MATE, Xfce, and LXDE versions. Here are some comments, advice, and screenshots.
Another release in the Makulu Linux family, this the with the KDE desktop to join the Xfce desktop released a couple of weeks ago.
Release candidates are out for Mint with the "other two" desktops. Here is a brief look at each of them, and some information about alternate kernel management in Linux Mint.
A new release from this "over-the-top" Linux distribution always means there is a lot of fun in store. It just keeps getting better.
My first look at this wonderful Debian Testing/Unstable (Jessie/Sid) derivative reminds me of how much fun there can be in Linux.
Wally is a Qt4 wallpaper changer using multiple sources like files, folders, FTP remote folders, Flickr, Panoramio, Ipernity, Photobucket,...
I install four different desktops: Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon and Xfce.
I have installed all four versions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce) of Linux Mint 16 on different hardware, here are a few notes and comments about it.
Black Lab Linux is a custom Linux distribution compatible with Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) Technologies. It aims for ease of use...
Two Linux distributions (Xfce and KDE), based on Debian Testing, with LMDE extras.
Could this lightweight desktop for one of the most popular Linux distributions be your next software must-have?
Cinnamon, Xfce, LXDM and more comments on anaconda: the fun never stops!
The updated distribution shows steady improvements, package updates and more flexibility in desktops, catering easily for fans of Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and Gnome.
Not just a refuge for those disillusioned with Gnome and KDE, the Linux Mint 13 Xfce distribution stands on its own merits
The KDE and Xfce variants of the recently updated Linux Mint desktop operating system could well arrive within a matter of weeks, according to project leader Clement Lefebvre
A few weeks ago, when Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 4 was released, Clement Lefebvre said that a new set of ISO images including the latest update would be available "in the coming days/weeks". Today he made good on that, with the release of LMDE 201204, with both Gnome and Xfce versions.
I jumped the gun a few weeks ago when I wrote about the release of Linux Mint Debian Edition 201108 in both Gnome and Xfce desktop versions. That was the Release Candidate, but I thought that the state of the distribution (and the difficulty of installation and updating) at that time were sufficient to justify jumping to a Release Candidate at that time.
Well, it didn't take nearly as long as I thought that it would. Hot on the heels of my post about Mint Debian and updates, new base release ISO images for both the Gnome and Xfce desktops were made available at the end of last week.
I am a big fan of the Linux Mint Debian distributions, both the "original" Gnome version and the newer Xfce version. I have had LMDE loaded on several of my laptops and netbooks since it was first released at the end of last year, and it has been the distribution that I use most often for six months or so now.
Last week, while I was away, the final release of PCLinuxOS Phoenix Xfce Edition 2011-07 was made available. This is another in the "Lightweight Desktop" category, along with the previously released PCLinuxOS LXDE 2011.
Since the release of the Linux Mint Debian Edition distribution last December, and then the Linux Mint Xfce distribution which is also based on Debian rather than Ubuntu, I have found myself moving more and more toward using these Debian-based distributions rather than the Ubuntu-based Mint 11. In a lot of ways these Mint distributions seem to offer a good combination of a solid Debian base, with a choice between the standard 2.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the release of Linux Mint 10 LXDE, the first of the lightweight desktop distributions in the current Mint series. Today they have released Linux Mint Debian Xfce, another lightweight desktop version.
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