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Review: Linux Mint 3.0

Aug 08, 2007, 05:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

"Out of the box, Linux Mint is supposed to be the 'click and go' linux distribution. Just boot the live cd, install it, and then you're ready to go without any huss or fuss. That's not exactly true. While the concept is good in theory, it's not achieved in practice. But fear not! While there are some shortcomings, those are rather easily overcome. You just have to be willing to do them. The first thing to do to get started with Linux Mint is to boot the live cd. You can get it from the Linux Mint homepage under the downloads section. The live cd typically takes between three to five minutes to boot and loads into a complete, ready to use desktop. One strange thing that loads up once you reach the desktop is a note taking program called 'Tomboy...'"

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