Recently, the Xfce edition of Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" was released. It and the MATE edition are notable in featuring...Compiz! This really caught my eye, so I wanted to review it. There are several other changes too, so I figured that it would be worthwhile to review the Xfce edition rather than the MATE edition, given that I already tried the MATE edition of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" not too long ago. Note that Ubuntu-based Linux Mint is sticking only to LTS releases, so a major release will roughly coincide (lagging by a month or so) with the Ubuntu LTS release, and then decimal point releases will be put out every 6 months or so and be given a new code name while still sticking with the last LTS release as its base. As far as this review goes, I tried this as usual as a live USB system made with UnetBootin. Follow the jump to see what it's like.
An anonymous reader said, "Both CentOS and Scientific are straighforward recompilations of RHEL,
with trademarks, logos, etc., removed. It's no surprise you found them
much alike, because they are essentially identical. Flash and any
other closed source non-FOSS products violate Red Hat's policy on FOSS,
and leave it -- and the customers it indemnifies -- vulnerable to law
suits. Ditto CentOS and Fedora. While RHEL/CentOS can be tweaked
to make it an acceptable desktop (at least for my purposes) both are
quite obviously enterprise products, and marketed as such."