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|Version: Linux Mint Debian 201109|
Date: 20 Feb 2012, 11:15 GMT
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Having tried many Linux Distributions recently I discovered that many are just not tested very well, have many bugs, and crashes that I just end-up being frustrated, so I am very happy to have found Linux Mint Debian Edition Xfce 64bit. It is fast, stable, easy to use, and has good on-line support.
Using Linux Mint Debian Edition Xfce the temperature remains low, just about warm rather than hot withh other operating systems. Battery life is just over 9 hours on this Sony laptop with Linux Mint Debian Edition Xfce compared with between 5 or 6 hours with other Distros I tryied over the past week.
Only guibble I have is that Linux Mint Debian Edition Xfce comes with many old applications like Firefos 5. I tried to update Firefox 5 to version 9.0.1, which was shown in Synaptic after adding additional repositories, but ended-up with it a browser that kept crashing everytime I started it. Changed to Iceweasel (which is still Firefox) after having to find repositories to get latest version (12.0a2). Iceweasel is very stable and works very well.
Tor was a pain to install, defualt version shown in Synaptic is old and does not work, but following advice on Torproject.org setup page helped and I got a newer version which works well. Frustratingly, Synaptic doesn't allow adding of repositories, this needs to be done by editing of the sources.list in etc/apt.
Dicom (MRI) viewer software is limited but at least what is available installs and works unlike with some other distros I have tried.
Weather applet that installs on the panel refused to update so I insstalled GKreIM and set it to give me local weather updates.
I cannot figure out how to change the Desktop text colour under the icon. It is annoying if using a dark background to have text which is also dark. Very hard to read.
Overall I am very impressed with Linux Mint Debian Edition Xfce 64bit.