Take the 2-minute tour ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems.. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How are the distributions Xubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14 XFCE different given that the latter is based on Ubuntu 12.10? Simply the changes made to the XFCE desktop by the Mint team and the choice of pre-installed apps? Is there anything else?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 0 down vote accepted

From what I know, most distributions only provide a different GTK / xfwm4 theme, or some patch to make it build against the libraries shipped with it, so there won't be a major breakthrough on features.

So what you can do to tell a difference, is to check the version of xfce4 shipped with it, by either running xfce4-about or just check the package version.

share|improve this answer
    
The XFCE version is the same one for both distros (xubuntu.org/news/12-10-release & blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2263) So I guess this means they are practically the same thing? –  Gabriel Feb 18 '13 at 18:28
    
@Gabriel yes, I believe in that –  warl0ck Feb 19 '13 at 1:33

Mint 14 adds a different folder and installs things a bit differently than Ubuntu or Xubuntu. It also doesn't allow (as I found out) to directly update certain packages as Xubuntu does, such as Firefox. Latest version on Mint 14 is, 16. Xubuntu's is (I think) 22 (without adding repositories manually.) Mint also seems to block versions of Ubuntu software that are available in the ubuntu software center (as mint has its own versions.) I was NOT HAPPY at all with Mint 14 after using Xubuntu 12.04 and I'm going back to it (it is, after all, a LTS release.) I'm not ready for 13.04 and why bother when 12.04 was so stable. All personal opinions above, sorry.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.