Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 24th Jun 2013 03:00 UTC
Linux I volunteer as tech support for a small organization. For years we relied on Ubuntu on our desktops, but the users didn't like it when Ubuntu switched to the Unity interface. This article tells about our search for a replacement and why we decided on Xfce running atop Linux Mint.
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linux-lover
Member since:
2011-04-25

If you don't like changes that happen in Ubuntu, like xorg.conf removal, menu.lst change, etcetera. Don't use mint, being Ubuntu based those changes trickle down. Since you are also running low cost systems, need solid stability, and long term support, I'd say use the latest stable version of Debian with XFCE.

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benali72 Member since:
2008-05-03

I agree. The author didn't like some of the Ubuntu changes, but he's going to inherit them anyway now that he's using Mint. He's probably going to find out in a few years that he should have picked Debian or some other distro.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Mint has a Debian-repo-based version, which means you can avoid all the Ubuntu cruft if you really want.

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pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

Harold, I would have thought that Linux Mint Debian Edition (XFCE4) would be a really good fit for you. It has the Debian stability, even has continuous upgrades that are managed for you by Linux Mint in a stable way. And it's obviously not based on Ubuntu. :-)

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pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

Sorry, not 'Harold' but Howard Fosdick.

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SeeM Member since:
2011-09-10

I think there is now way in hell that any of us would willingly switch back to xorg.conf. It requires restarting X all the time, even after turing Wacom tablet on, if it was unplugged when X started. The only reason for using x11.conf / corg.conf was no alternative. At first the transition to more automagical Xorg and hardware detection was confusing, but, like alsa->pulseaudio and staticdev->udev, it was totally worth it. And it's backward compatible with xorg.conf still available.

I agree that switching to Mint solves nothing. There are Mate packages for both Mint and Ubuntu, which solves author's desktop manager problem anyway.

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