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Linux Mint Raises the User-Friendliness Bar

Dec 24, 2008, 00:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"Installing additional software happens through the MintInstall program. This looks a lot like other Linux software managers with a few twists. One neat feature is the thumbnail image of the application along with a detailed description. There's also a list of reviewers and their ratings for the package, an overall average rating along with a list of views from the repository.

"MintBackup will make a copy of everything in your home directory and save to an archive file. It gives you the option of excluding files or folders along with explicitly including hidden files such as your "dot" files like .config, .local, .openoffice.org2, etc. MintUpload is another extra tool providing a way to upload files to a public server to share. The latest release makes it possible to define additional FTP servers as a destination for uploading files."

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