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[News] Preliminary Review of Ubuntu 8.10 and Rave About Derivative, Mint

Thoughts on Ubuntu 8.10.

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| Recently I finally got enough hardware together to build a new computer that 
| will be used to test all the latest games and windows software on. When I 
| built the new machine that meant I had my old main machine to do something 
| with.   
| So I took my old main machine and thought I would stick Ubuntu 8.10 on that 
| and replace my third machine I had that was a dual boot ubuntu / xp machine. 
| I figured when I replaced this third machine with what used to be my main 
| machine that Ubuntu 8.10 would really like the hardware since it was a AMD X2 
| 4800 cpu with 2 gigs of ram and a geforce 7950 512 meg video card.    


Linux Mint Raises the User-Friendliness Bar

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| This is a really pleasant distribution to install and use. It has everything 
| you'd need in a typical desktop configuration plus a few handy productivity  
| applications. Since it's based on Ubuntu you'll get good support for critical 
| security updates and the mainstream applications. Overall, Linux Mint is a 
| good choice if you're looking at upgrading to a new desktop OS. The only 
| thing missing is the chocolate.    



Review: Linux Mint 6

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| I'd give Linux Mint 6 a big thumbs up. There were a few things that annoyed
| me about it, but those are minor and easy to disable if you're willing to do
| a little tweaking. But out of the box it's quite nice. I've been repeatedly
| impressed with the Linux Mint developers before, and I'm still impressed with
| them.


Linux Mint 6

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| The number of Mint-specific additions in this release is impressive. It's
| good to see that the team isn't just focused on slapping on a different coat
| of paint and calling it a day. More offshoot distributions should follow this
| example. Don't just embrace, extend as well!
| In the past I've been both impressed and disappointed by Mint because
| although it added several useful out-of-the-box features to a solid Ubuntu
| base, it just wasn't different enough for me to justify using it over its
| parent. This release has a number of substantive differences that if further
| developed will address that issue quite nicely.


Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” released!

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| The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 6 “Felicia”.
| Congratulations and thanks to all the people who contributed to this release,
| to all the translators, to the upstream developers and projects which made
| this possible and above all to the development team for their continuous
| support.


What's new in Linux Mint 6 Felicia?

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| Based on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Linux 2.6.27, Gnome 2.24 and Xorg 7.4,
| Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" comes with a brand new "Software Manager", FTP support
| in mintUpload, proxy support and history of updates in mintUpdate, mint4win
| (a Linux Mint installer for Microsoft Windows), tabbed browsing in Nautilus
| and a lot of other improvements.


Linux Mint 6 ScreenShots

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| I must say Linux Mint seems to always impress me with every new release. In
| this release Linux Mint has brought to us a new software manager called
| MintInstall, which allows you to browse the Mint Software portal offline, see
| screenshots that are available per package, and much more. Linux Mint has
| also brought you MintNanny, which allows you to control what domains are
| blocked.


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