Linux Mint 13 – Everybody’s mate?

The boot time for Linux Mint 13 is fairly impressive, about 45 seconds on the Samsung R20 laptop.The screen goes black before Mint boots which is a bit disconcerting.

Depending on the installation instructions the first screen you will see is either the login screen or if you have chosen to automatically log in then you will see the Linux Mint desktop as shown above.

Personally I find the default desktop a bit dull so I looked at the stock backgrounds available and changed the background to the following image.