Linux Mint Debian Edition - loving it!

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Okay after struggling to install and get LMDE working and recognizing my hardware I have finally succeeded. LMDE is amazingly fast and more responsive than Ubuntu. I have SSD and for some reason I didn't see much difference between HDD and SSD on Ubuntu. The only difference I have seen in Ubuntu was much faster boot time and application lunch time. On the other hand LMDE, everything seems faster.
     
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    I second this :)
    I recently tried Ubuntu Gnome, really like the pure Gnome desktop but was surprised by how slow it felt compared to LMDE, made Ubuntu feel sluggish :eek:
    Every once in a while I throw in with another distro but always go back to LMDE. It's everything and more I want from my OS.
     
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    I made the same experience. Together with Crunchbang LMDE is the fastest distro I checked out. Way faster than Ubuntu, especially on older systems. I installed LMDE this summer on 2 older systems (1 GB RAM) one on dual boot with Vista. Comparing LMDE with Vista is like comparing a Porsche with a handcar.

    I haven't checked out lightweight Linux distributions like Puppy Linux but I guess I don't have to. LMDE is perfectly fine.
     
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    Hey, just a couple questions for you guys:

    1. How does LMDE compare to XFCE speed-wise?

    2. Will Apparmor work on mint Debian LMDE?
     
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    I havent tried debian Xfce so I cant comment on it. But Ubuntu Xfce was slower than LMDE. But to makw a fair comparison you need to compare debian to debian. Still I feel like LMDE is blazing fast on my i5 6gb ram ssd laptop. Of course on slower computers you may not get the same experiance.
     
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    To me the difference in speed is most noticeable when running Cinammon on Ubuntu, LMDE is just snappier.
     
  7. tlu

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    I must admit that I haven't tested LMDE lately. But I remember that there were a couple of update issues particularly with the update packs. And if you look into the related sub-forums it seems that many users have problems.

    Thus, it seems that a set-and-forget approach does not really apply to LMDE. And not to other rolling distros either. It's probably a price which you have to pay if you chose such a distro.
     
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