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LMDE: GNOME rebranding
ntAll of the regular GNOME apps are here; it’s just that some have had their names changed, while others are left intact.
ntThe rebranding is a little inconsistent. Here we have mate-calc doing away with the standard upper-case MATE spelling.
LMDE: system monitor
ntOn the plus side, we give bonus points to any distro that contains pictures of longcat.
LMDE: back to the future
ntBefitting a return to the world of GNOME 2.x is this control-panel arrangement. It’s been a long time since this was cutting edge.
LMDE: back to the future II
ntLMDE even contains the CompizConfig Settings Manager. It’s like 2007 all over again!
ntIn MATE 1.2, Caja comes armed with new undo and redo functionality.
ntBesides the annoying vertical alignment of the plus widget to the text, if you look closely, you’ll see that the highlighted click box only extends as far as the text goes.
ntThe Locations part of the calendar was one of my most-used items in GNOME 2.x, but using it in MATE is a frustrating experience.
LMDE: inconsistent UI
ntThe lack of consistency in the interface’s theming is a small fault, but a fault nevertheless.
LMDE: plenty of formatting options
ntFor sheer interest’s sake, btrfs was chosen for our review. It behaved fine, and we experienced no problems.
ntAs the picture shows, there are many options other than btrfs available.
ntWhen installing LMDE, it boots into a live desktop from where the user can initiate the installation process.
ntAlthough it’s not as pretty as the standard Mint installer, it gets the job done with minimal fuss.
LMDE: back to the future III
ntThe inclusion of GNOME PPP into the distribution is an interesting choice.
LMDE: back to the future IV
ntA helpful program for installing Windows drivers for Wi-Fi cards is something I wish I did have all those years ago.