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Linux Mint 8 KDE Review

Apr 15, 2010, 00:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"I’ve been somewhat tardy in getting to the KDE version of Linux Mint 8. But I’ve finally been able to sit down with it and thus couldn’t resist writing a review. As great as the GNOME version of Linux Mint is, it simply isn’t for everybody. Many people still prefer KDE to GNOME and a separate review is helpful for those looking for an alternative for GNOME.

"Please note that this release weighs in at a chunky 1.16GB so it’s not going to fit onto a CD. You’ll need a DVD to burn it to before you can run it as a Live DVD or install it on your system. If you’re using VirtualBox, VMWare or Parallels, you can just do a regular install from the ISO file.

"What’s New In This Release

" Linux Mint 8 KDE is based on Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), Linux 2.6.31, Xorg 7.4 and KDE 4.3.4.

"New Features & Changes

"Here’s a brief list of new stuff and changes: Screenshots have been moved to the corner in Software Manager, this has freed up more space to view software and see reviews.

"Now there is no need to manually refresh Software Manager, instead you will be automatically notified of new “mintinstall-data.”

"Multiple application install/removal in Software Manager."

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