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Re: New Review of the Newest Linux Mint

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____/ JeffM on Thursday 22 Sep 2011 20:54 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> :RAM usage at idle was only 150 MB. Wow!
> :That's quite low for a GNOME 2.X distribution[...]
> :Even after enabling Compiz,
> :RAM usage was still only about 200 MB at idle
> :
> 8-)
> Now, lets talk about what it takes to to get Aero running.
> Not a bad review effort.
> When the worst you have to bitch about is an ncurses-like installer
> and a lack of polish on the eye candy, that speaks volumes.
> I'm guessing *all* distro builders are having a problem lately
> keeping up with browser version churn.
> As he mentions, LMDE's "update packs" are a nice touch here.
> Regarding the flakey Xfce startup,
> I do wish he had taken the time to go to the forum
> http://google.com/search?q=site:forums.linuxmint.com+inurl:110+-inurl:p+-inurl:t+-inurl:start
> and look for other folks with a similar problem
> --or even *posting*--y'know, BEFORE publishing.
> He even mentioned that it *might* be a bad burn.  8-(
> {Rant about modern "journalists" in a rush to be *first*
> rather than having the ethos to **get the facts** goes here.}

Today's journalists hardly do distro reviews. Some did it years ago, but in-depth
journalism is dying. Reviewing distros takes weeks.

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