Linux Mint 11 LXDE Katya VMware image with Tools

This is the light version of the Linux Mint 11 Gnome image. Instead of the Gnome desktop environment it comes with the speedy LXDE - see below. On top of that it has the latest VMware Tools installed.

Appliance Mint 11 LXDE
VM image size 801 MB
Disk 40 GB
VMware Tools yes
User/password user/password
Root password password
Successor is
Mint 12

To some extent the LXDE team seems to have taken the ideas of Gnome one step further. Keep it simple and usable. Instead of experimenting with shells that have to be used by the keyboard, introducing long runways for the mouse and mixing switches for running programs and starters that run programs, LXDE comes with the simple and accustomed menu and taskbar. Moreover, it is swift as a swallow.

If the new Gnome desktop ideas beginning with version 3.0 are flopping, LXDE may be the way to go in the future.

Applications: Firefox, Thunderbird, Transmission, XChat, Dropbox, Pidgin, Gimp, Simple Scan, Abiword, Gnumeric, VLC, Exaile, Xfburn, MPlayer, Compiler environment, Java and more system, CD, audio, video tools.

Zip md5: 2fdc196d2f8d60cdde04b625dcb7193f