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Feb 10, 2009, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Mint isn't well known outside of Linux fan circles, and that's a pity because it's an outstanding distribution. It's based on Ubuntu, and it tracks Ubuntu quite closely. So, the latest version, Linux Mint 6 Felicia, is based on Ubuntu 8.10, aka Intrepid Ibex.

"As such, Mint is an up-to-date desktop Linux. It's based on the Linux 2.6.27 kernel and uses Gnome 2.24 and X.org 7.4 for its graphical interface. Mint comes in two versions. The first, the Main Edition, is the one that comes with support for multimedia codices and drivers for proprietary hardware. The other, the Universal Edition, doesn't include any proprietary multimedia or hardware support."

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