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Review: Linux Mint 6

Dec 27, 2008, 20:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

"You almost can't talk about a new version of Linux Mint without first talking about what's new under the hood. This version of Linux Mint is based off Ubuntu 8.10, which uses the latest Linux 2.6.27 kernel, Gnome 2.24 and Xorg 7.4. Each of these are proven to be stable, quality versions that are designed to provide each user with the best possible experience. Add the latest version of Metacity on top of that, and a slightly revamped Mint Menu, and you've got quite a cutting edge desktop.

"Most of the basic design of the OS is the same design wise, however the Mint Menu has been slightly revamped in looks. It's not a major revamp, but more of an update to the eye candy. Another interesting addition to the installed version of Linux Mint is a "last successful boot" option. By my best understanding, this is essentially the same thing as "last known good configuration" in Windows. Essentially a recovery option that allows you to boot into Mint using a previous configuration should you do something (or a program you're working with) to damage the configuration files."

"You almost can't talk about a new version of Linux Mint without first talking about what's new under the hood. This version of Linux Mint is based off Ubuntu 8.10, which uses the latest Linux 2.6.27 kernel, Gnome 2.24 and Xorg 7.4. Each of these are proven to be stable, quality versions that are designed to provide each user with the best possible experience. Add the latest version of Metacity on top of that, and a slightly revamped Mint Menu, and you've got quite a cutting edge desktop.

"Most of the basic design of the OS is the same design wise, however the Mint Menu has been slightly revamped in looks. It's not a major revamp, but more of an update to the eye candy. Another interesting addition to the installed version of Linux Mint is a "last successful boot" option. By my best understanding, this is essentially the same thing as "last known good configuration" in Windows. Essentially a recovery option that allows you to boot into Mint using a previous configuration should you do something (or a program you're working with) to damage the configuration files."

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