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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint Debian 201009

Nov 07, 2010, 23:07 (4 Talkback[s])
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"This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint Debian 201009 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. While the "normal" Linux Mint editions are based on Ubuntu, Linux Mint Debian 201009 is a Linux distribution based on Debian Squeeze (testing); its aim is to look identical to the main edition and to provide the same functionality while using Debian as a base.

"I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

"1 Preliminary Note

"To fully replace a Windows desktop, I want the Linux Mint Debian 201009 desktop to have the following software installed:


* The GIMP - free software replacement for Adobe Photoshop

* F-Spot - full-featured personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop

* Google Picasa - application for organizing and editing digital photos"

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