danielson wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:06 pm
To be honest, Ubuntu muffed things up big time by choosing Gnome as substitute (and i'm not the only one to think this).
LinuxMint is doing a good job at making Ubuntu better and i'm glad to see them upkeeping their own separate LXDE as eventual replacement.
Solus Budgie is probably at present, one of the best ways to get away from the whole Ubuntu instability.
Btw, if i would cast an XFCE player, it would be for Manjaro.
Gnome was the most logical choice for Unity replacement: Unity is based on Gnome, their devs know GTK+ very well and they already use gnome ecosystem applications. They dropped Unity to make savings, so what was the other choices ?
Regarding Mint, what I personally don't like is that their flagship products receive lot of attention but not their less popular products. The KDE & Xfce editions were released later and finally the KDE edition was suddently stopped, LMDE has always be a kind of playground but has never been really polished. It is sad that it doesn't receive as much love as the Ubuntu-based version.