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XFCE distro recommendations?

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by delorean, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. delorean

    delorean Megabyte Poster

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    Greetings,

    I've tried a few XFCE distro's but cannot really seem to settle on one particular one. I tried Xubuntu which just seemed to crap out all too often for my liking. I also tried Mint 8 and installed the XFCE desktop package myself. Not really a goer for me. Plus U/Xbuntu and Mint seem a bit too 'bloaty' for my liking on my Acer Aspire One netbook.

    I tried Kuki too but that turned out to be absolutely rubbish because once installed it has no idea where any of your directories are.

    I turned to an Openbox based distro and found Crunchbang, which I like, but can't be bothered with all the CLI it demands the user to use in order to get things working just right. Plus it uses 8.* of 'buntu and I'd rather use a distro with the latest version.

    I actually loved Puppy Linux, except it hates the Midori browser plus I don't like the *.pet packages as I prefer *.deb due to the ease of install and it's almost 'industry standard' status it commands.

    I tried Arch, my netbook basically won't boot in to Arch live at all let alone install it.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a good XFCE & Debian based distro? I confess I LOVE the speed of Puppy but I can't settle on it due to the aforementioned reasons. Plus I hate the Seamonkey browser and installing Firefox let alone Midori on it would command the patience of a very patient thing being patient.
     
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  2. delorean

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    Oh and I forgot to add, I hate anything KDE almost as much as I hate Real Madrid. So Fedora and anything KDE based is out the window!
     
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  3. skulkerboyo

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    Do you Gnome?:D

    Not sure what to suggest. I'd have gone with Mint on a bigger system and crunchbang on a smaller one

    What do you use your netbook for? Moblin appeal to you?
     
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