7 years ago
The Mint implementation of Xfce is a beautiful and functional desktop. My rating of DEs used by Mint is Xfce ~ KDE > MATE > Cinnamon. However, I currently use Mint KDE on most of my machines because of its built-in window management for multiple monitors. I also use Ubuntu Gnome Classic on my server because I could not get Mint to install owing to EFI issues. I had to install Ubuntu Server and then install the Gnome Classic desktop; KDE kept crashing on the server, but it runs well on my other machines.
The XCFE edition of Mint 13 (as well as future editions) is a must have choice in the lineup. Many are using older computers, yet doesn't have the funding (or desire) to continue to pay the MS tax.
There were millions of cheap Windows 7 computers released & sold at outlets such as Wal Mart, many for as little as $299 (monitor & all). Naturally, many of these computers won't run one of the main editions of Mint as good as the higher powered ones, & this is where XCFE fills a huge gap.
I myself have two such computers, & the XCFE edition of Mint 13 runs fine on both.
Clem said in comment 16 (on RC release announcement) that it's based on cinnamon edition like LMDE it will have libeoffice, etc, i.e. gnome2 replaced by XFCE
XFCE edition is a must!
From the may 2012 stats
"The team is currently working on KDE and Xfce editions for Linux Mint 13"
Full post here
Marked as "Implemented"
LXDE serves different purpose.
Thanks for promoting.
Clem already mentioned, in a comment, that he was planning for XFCE version and hopes to have both KDE and XFCE released at same time. Regarding LXDE and fluxbox editions, he said that they will encourage community editions.
I'm promoting this idea, since my first at-length experience with Linux Mint was LM9 Xfce. It was the last version of the Ubuntu-based mint with Xfce before it switched over to Debian.
As much as I've wanted to like the Debian version of Mint, I can never get it to work as perfectly as the mainline version.
I don't want it to be to the detriment of the LXDE version, though, because folks with older and slower systems also deserve Mint.
@vincentv I'd say Ubuntu because Xubuntu LTS is only a 3 year LTS, whereas Ubuntu LTS is a 5 year LTS.
Also, quote from Clem on the blog (the quote includes the comment that he was responding to) -
"Does this now mean that we will have a dedicated kde version of lmde?
Edit by Clem: No. As the poll suggests Xfce is more popular, so if beside MATE and Cinnamon another DE was to be supported on both package base, it would be Xfce. We’re looking into this at the moment. We want to focus our efforts on what matters most to most people and try to do less and do it better, so we might discontinue Fluxbox and LXDE and give Xfce better support."
While there are other parts, the important part is that they're considering XFCE on both Debian and Ubuntu.
Yes. Hope it will be mint-meta-xfce :)
Thanks for the info.
LXDE spin already exists :)
XFCE does not, so to try Minted XFCE, there has to be an edition :)
If not edition, then a meta-package of minted-Xfce
I will support this idea, but I like LXDE better, and I recommend xfce users to try the LXDE version.
Sorry for delayed response. Thank you for promoting @quake0 .
I like LXDE, but I love XFCE.
The idea is to substitute it for gnome2, which XFCE can do it easily. Again if it's based on Ubuntu and not Xubuntu, then just like LMDE XFCE, it will have full fledge desktop with XFCE, which is the most stable, no nonsense traditional desktop, not optimized for smart phones touch screens :)
you can swap features for LMDE to Ubuntu based and vice versa.
Considering small dev team, the idea, as discussed in forums is to have only LTS version and maintain only one version at a time. Pl refer to link on forums (given in the description) for detailed discussion.
I am promoting this idea.
Why don't you use the LXDE version! Its what I use.
Excellent Idea !!!! I Promote your idea. The next LTS versions (Linux Mint 13) should be with KDE desktop, XFCE desktop and LXDE desktop. Gnome 3, Unity and Mate really really sucks, I do not like at all.-
As I have earlier said, only LTS version should be fine. Please refer below to my earlier comment.