[conspire] Future of GNOME

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Dec 6 16:15:37 PST 2012

Quoting Adrien Lamothe (alamozzz at yahoo.com):

> Linux Mint comes in a KDE flavor (currently KDE 4.9 on Linux Mint 14 "Nadia".)

One notes also the XFCE4 release candidate (Xfce 4.10).  (Actually, the
KDE4 edition is _also_ in release-candidate status, technically.)

Linux Mint 13 'Maya', unlike 14 'Nadia', is a long-term support relesae,
supported until April 2017.  In the past, there were also official and
sometimes unofficial 'CE' = 'Community Edition' Linux Mint editions
defaulting to LXDE, Fluxbox, and so on, but those were a _little_ silly
since you can achieve pretty much the same thing by just doing 'apt-get
install fluxbox' (or whatever) on one of the official editions.

But anyway, the XFCE4 edition is official and a full-blown peer of the
Cinnamon/GNOME3, MATE/GNOME2&3-hybrid, and KDE4 ones.

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