Linux Mint 12 LXDE VMware image with Tools
Finally the Linux Mint Lisa LXDE flavor arrived and here you have the most complete desktop system there is. Compared with Ubuntu 11.10 it is still lightweight and speedy. It has also the accustomed old-fashioned desktop known from Gnome 2.x.
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Another recommended option is the highly ergonomic Xfce, which is built into the latest Mint 15 VMware image with Tools.
Other than with our Mint 12 image with VMware Tools all media codecs, plugins and more applications of the full Mint version are already on board. Last but not least, VMware Tools are also integrated and confirmed to work correctly. This is the kitchen sink that comes disguised as a swift shark. Will it eat Ubuntu? See yourself and download it below.
The battle about new desktop experiences is still alive and nobody seems to notice that users want the old, simple, ergonomic and useful version. Sad, but that is how it goes in computer science. One front runner of the industry has some new weird idea and all others stumble into his trails, fearing that they miss the next big thing.
Ever shrinking font sizes combined with microicons are the price we have to pay for smaller screens or higher resolutions. Do they care? No! Instead we are offered desktops with proliferating textual information and Redmond tries to solace us with silly apps and... All right, that should be enough blame, for today. Lets hope the makers of these fine Mint and LXDE software gems will change the world, tomorrow.
Applications: Firefox, Thunderbird, Transmission, XChat, Pidgin, Dropbox, Simple Scan, Gimp, Abiword, Gnumeric, Exaile, MPlayer, VLC, Xfburn, compiler environment, Java, codecs, plugins and system tools.
Zip md5: 7452a760fe399f868ecb5abf75826993