What's New in Linux Mint 6 Felicia?
Dec 17, 2008, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Initially mintUpload was designed with novice users in mind,
people who wanted to share large files with each others and who
didn't know what FTP meant or where to get free web space to store
them. After gathering some feedback, we've come to realize that
mintUpload also got popular with experienced users, people who even
had their own FTP accounts and wanted a quick way to upload files
to it without launching an FTP client. So we added FTP support to
MintUpload by defining another type of service and letting the user
define his own FTP services..."
"One of the features Mint has been lacking as a family desktop
is the ability for parents to prevent their children from accessing
certain websites. Parental control is easy to set up in Microsoft
Windows and we got a lot of feedback from people who migrated to
Linux and who missed this feature. Of course one could install
DansGuardian and a few other packages but it's not easy, it usually
requires the use of a proxy and it's also quite complex to
configure. For Linux Mint 6 we came with a compromise and we
decided to implement a minimal set of features but to make it as
trivial to use as possible. So here comes mintNanny."