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Linux Mint 10 review - the ultimate home desktop?

Dec 07, 2010, 18:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)


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"Hot on the heels of Ubuntu 10.10, the Linux Mint project announced the release of Mint 10 code-named Julia. Dmitri Popov takes a look at what the new version of this polished and user friendly Linux distro has to offer

"Linux Mint 10

"Pros: Improved MintMenu launcher, beautiful new theme and icon set

"Cons: Rather conservative selection of bundled software, no new features to speak of

"For those who follow the news from the world of Linux distributions, Linux Mint needs no introduction. This distro started its life as a Ubuntu derivative, but over the years it became a Linux distribution in its own right. The latest release of Linux Mint, code-named Julia, continues the tradition of transforming the Ubuntu base into a visually pleasing distro full of useful tweaks and features. So what does the freshly-baked Linux Mint 10 has to offer? Let's find out…

"Linux Mint sports only a slightly modified Ubuntu installer, so installing the distro is a rather straightforward affair. We were impressed by how fast the installer did its job: on our test machine with an SSD, installing the CD version of the distro from a USB stick took about 10 minutes. Since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, it wasn't a big a surprise to discover that all hardware components have been detected and configured without a hitch."

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