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Linux Mint 9 (KDE Edition): The Kubuntu Killer

Jul 22, 2010, 23:36 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

[ Thanks to Jeremy LaCroix for this link. ]

"As time goes on, I am becoming more and more fond of Linux Mint. The latest version of Mint (Isadora) was released back in May, and when I reviewed it I fell in love with it. However, I'm primarily a KDE user so I've been anxiously awaiting the KDE edition, which is about to be released. Will it be worth the wait? Absolutely.

"The one thing I love about the Mint development community more than anything is that from what I've seen they only release things when ready. Ubuntu (which Mint is built on top of) sometimes runs into problems as they make each release available on the planned day, no matter what. Linux Mint 9 was released later than planned in order to solidify the release, and Linux Mint KDE was also a long wait. Extra time in development is almost always a good thing.

"To put it to the test, I decided to install it on my test machine (a Dell Latitude D630 laptop) with 4GB of RAM, a 2ghz Core 2 Duo processor, an Nvidia discrete video card, and a WXGA+ screen. It's not the beefiest system in the world, but it's more than sufficient to handle a Linux distribution."

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