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Linux Mint Debian Edition review

Jan 01, 2011, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to finid for this link. ]

"Linux Mint Debian Edition, or LMDE, is the edition of Linux Mint based on Debian Testing. The latest release was made available for download on December 24, 2010. LMDE was announced as an alternate edition of Linux Mint in first week of September 2010. A review of that release was focused on the installation program. This article presents a more detailed review of this distribution.

"Installation: The installation program on this edition of LMDE is similar to that on the main Linux Mint edition except that on LMDE, the disk partitioning phase of the installation process does not have an automated option. You have to partition the disk manually if you are going to install it successfully on your computer. That calls for a familiarity with GParted, the application used for creating partitions. Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian Edition offers a step by step guide on how to accomplish that task.

"A default installation of LMDE takes up about 3.2 GB of disk space. Brtfs, ext3 and 4, jfs are the journaling file systems supported. LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, and disk encryption are not supported. Like the main edition, GRUB 2 is the version of GRUB used as the boot loader."

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