"As I mentioned in my previous post, this Mint release is based
on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). That in itself brings along a
lot of updates, new package releases and bug fixes. As I have been
asked about this several times recently, I will mention here that
Linux Mint 7 comes with OpenOffice.org 3.0.1.
"Beyond the Ubuntu updates, though, the big news in this release
is what has happened to Linux Mint itself. It has gotten even
better - it is obvious that a lot of thought and a lot of hard work
have gone into this release, it is not just the standard Ubuntu
distribution with a few bells and whistles thrown in the box. The
differences are obvious right from the beginning - Linux Mint uses
the gfxboot version of grub (the bootloader), and includes a nice
graphic background for the boot sequence."