I don't like Gnome or KDE on these old PowerPC based Macs as these desktop managers use too much CPU/RAM. That's why I prefer LXDE.
Questions from others here:
1. Does that mean that MintPPC is just green-colored LXDE or how is it unique from the others?
2. Will MintPPC/LXDE ever have (optional) any Gnome 4 or Unity type screens or features?
3. If you install Gnome along with Mint, does it affect running Mint any? If you have Gnome installed but mostly run Mint, does the Gnome "bloat" stay only in the hard drive or RAM? Can you log-out of and switch between Mint and Gnome and not take any performance hits?
4. We think trying to fix the video script might lead to Mint crashing when you try to Switch User. When we first installed Mint we got a low resolution screen on our 700mHZ iMac, and followed the advice here to change a video configuration to "nv" which fixed the problem, but now often when you try to Switch User the system crashes, showing werid "bitty" oversized screen like it was trying to switch to 640x480 or even larger. Just wanted to know if you heard of such a problem.