Featured Comments: Week of 2016 September 18

There was one post this past week, and it got one comment, so I'll repost that here.

Revisited: Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE + Xfce

An anonymous reader said, "Great review, as always. Hey, if you're in the mood for experimentation give "Space FM" file manager a try. It's very powerful and extensible, it might give you a good experience. Keep up the good work."

Thanks to that reader for that comment; SpaceFM looks interesting enough that I'd be happy to review it in the near future. Additionally, I will have a very exciting research related post either next week or the week after, so stay tuned for that. Anyway, if you like what I write, please continue subscribing and commenting!


Revisited: Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE + Xfce

The KDE and Xfce editions of Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" recently came out. Over a month ago, I had reviewed the MATE edition, and while I was generally happy with how it worked, there were a handful of minor usability issues and other niggles that detracted from the experience enough that I couldn't recommend that a newbie install it by him/herself. Given that, I wanted to see if maybe the KDE or Xfce editions could make up for the deficiencies that I observed in the MATE edition. Follow the jump to see what each is like. Given that the main base of Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" is common to all of these editions, I'm not going to spend too much time rehashing things like application installation for their own sake; instead, these reviews will be shorter, and will focus on the differences relative to the MATE edition.