I was running the XFCE version of Linux Mint 16 on my desktop, where previously, I had been running the Cinnamon version. This time around, I’m going to try the MATE version on my desktop to see what it’s like. I’m planning another post similar to this one on that, but I’m not sure when I’ll get there to type this in.
There’s nothing actually wrong with the Cinnamon (or the MATE) version, but for my laptop, the XFCE version of Linux Mint is, in my opinion, just as good.
Obviously, with a new version of an operating system there are glitches. Hopefully, most of these have been ironed out, but in case there are any, I apologise if things here don’t work. The fine print of my apology, unfortunately, is that this apology only applies in the empathetic sense: I certainly am in no position to take responsibility for changes that you are making to your computer, and would expect that you understand that I am not a computer wizard, and that you are reading this as part of a broader program of research where you consider several online articles, and not just this one.
That out of the way, let’s get started.
Note: The following tips are for the 64bit version of Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) XFCE. Certain things might be different for the 32bit version, as well as the Cinnamon, MATE or KDE versions..
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