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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:24
Using Debian, but tried Xubuntu. It is snappy and very responsive on my main rig. Like it a lot.
Posted 22 May 2014 - 16:04
I've swapped Mint 16 x64 for Xubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 on my HP nc8440 laptop now after the 3rd replacement Seagate HDD set sail for fail.
I tried Mint 17 x64 RC but it was very unstable / unreliable for detecting my external display and refused to enable Bluetooth if wireless was disabled/BIOS WLAN switching enabled (they are separate PCI-e devices too). I have had the same issues with stock Ubuntu on this device since 12.10 in the past but never in Mint, which is a real shame now. The only solution is disabling ACPI features which causes the laptop to overheat, compile a custom kernel or use a different distribution.
Xubuntu 14.04 x64 on the other-hand doesn't have these issues & works out-of-the-box - despite being based on the same Ubuntu release version. XFCE (which I used rarely at home but 100% of the time at work) surpasses MATE, Cinnamon and Gnome Flashback in terms of balancing usability and pleasing visuals now in my opinion. I've got Skype, Remmina, Steam, power management, Wake On Lan, SSH, Samba, Kerberos & Windows domain join (on 2012 R2 schema too) all working without too much hassle.
Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:35
Posted 29 June 2014 - 18:18
Been using Ubuntu for a long time, but just switched from GNOME3 to MATE 1.8. So I've finally found a setup I'm comfortable with.