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Old 11-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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Default Thinking of ditching Ubuntu, what to use now ?

I tried to get used to ubuntu's weird interface, but I am fed up, I am looking at:

Linux Mint

Which should I pick and why , or something else?

It is important to:
1. be compatable with ubuntu's repository of apps, so I can install and do the same configuration as ubuntu.
2. low resource usage, need an interface that doesn't use much cpu.


Currently I run ubuntu12.04 in vmware player with 2gb hd space, as a live usb with 1.2gb of the space is used for persistent file, (so that the live cd would act as a real installation, and allow setting up few applications and configurations).
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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I'm a big Debian fan, but you need to be prepared to do a little more upfront work to get it setup the way you want.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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PCLinuxOS. All sorts of variants, especially the popular MiniMe. It's been an endearing equity of sweat for longer than I care to admit.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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Keep Ubuntu, and install a different interface. No point in wiping your install just to change fit/finish.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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try peppermint. It is pretty much what you described. Small, lightweight, based on Mint and uses the Ubuntu repositories. It is elegant in what it does and boots VERY quick.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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I like peppermint, it's a good suggestion, but I like mint better.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #7
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Debian is an overkill for what I need, I prefer it for servers when stability is more important than 'desktop' type application support (ubuntu-restricted-extras ..etc)

I am now trying to decide between Xubuntu and Peppermint, (both based on 12.04)

Installed both on a 2.2gb partition, both of them ended up using the same amount of space on a compressed brtfs partition (about 1.6gb), and similar resources used.

Peppermint has much better selection of pre-installed software.

Not sure how much customization exactly has been done from ubuntu to peppermint, I have got the same sources in /etc/apt/sources.list , just like a regular ubuntu 12.04, which probably means not much customization except for desktop environment and application selection, is that correct ?

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