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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Mint Debian 201109

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:22:48 +0100
On 23/09/11 11:47, Lisi wrote:
> On Friday 23 September 2011 11:27:00 David Hare wrote:
>> Yes, it was me who did Exe (Exe Gnu/Linux).
> David -
> Pity you didn't use Exm rather than Exe for your derivation.  Even I, as
> someone English who knows Exmouth and Exmoor and Exeter, read it as .exe, a
> Windows executive, and wondered what the connection was.  Those who do not
> know England are even more likely to think that exe refers to Windows.  Even
> now I know, I still struggle to react to it as Exmouth and not Windows.
> That is of course a mere pinprick, and not something to carp at when you have
> done such a marvellous job.  Now I know that you have continued to develop
> it, I must try it again.
> Lisi

Well, originally it was done for personal and immediately local use 
only. Since then, interest has reached as far as Spain... and the name 
stuck. Any other questions or comments, please make a new subject thread 
(it needs some more testers)

Getting back "on-topic" (LMDE). Clearly Mint is among the top distros 
with an army of devs, a very professional and polished appearance and 
out-of-the-box multimedia and hardware support. A lot of that probably 
ties in with it's own default desktop.

In any "rolling release" based on testing surely either core system 
components or it's ability to run TDE could break at any time. 
Maintaining testing (or Sid) is not simple even for experienced Debian 
users (I ran Sid myself for many years, till KDE4 came in) In it's 
lifetime as current stable, Squeeze is good, runs TDE and it won't break.

That's enough reasoning for me to stay with straight Debian, Squeeze for 
main machine and Testing/Sid for experiments. By the way, yesterday's 
Wheezy installed just fine with TDE.

TDE itself is probably still not yet "polished" enough, with many still 
unresolved bugs, for the major distos to use it; though I know TDE devs 
are doing a marvellous and ongoing job. It is even now (with a few 
tweaks) plenty good enough for me to use on my Debian boxes in 
preference to any current "mainstream" DE I know of.