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[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux and Derivative Mint in Review ("Perfect Desktop" Guide)

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux and Derivative Mint in Review ("Perfect Desktop" Guide)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 18:24:49 +0000
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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 8 (Helena)

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| This tutorial shows how you can set up a 
| Linux Mint 8 (Helena) 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. Linux Mint 8 
| is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 
| 9.10 that has lots of packages in its 
| repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe 
| Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, 
| etc.) that are relatively hard to install 
| on other distributions; it therefore 
| provides a user-friendly desktop experience 
| even for Linux newbies.


Ubuntu's B-Sides: Alternative Apps

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| In his blog, Canonical coworker Jorge O. 
| Castro announces his so-called "b-sides" of 
| Ubuntu, software that didn't make it into 
| Ubuntu's standard installation.


Nouveau DRM Getting Pulled Into Lucid Soon

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| A week ago we found out that Nouveau would 
| be pulled into Ubuntu 10.04 as the default 
| NVIDIA graphics driver replacing the 
| current open-source NVIDIA driver mess that 
| is known as xf86-video-nv. The Nouveau 
| driver stack isn't stable or officially 
| released yet, but the 2D portion is in good 
| standing and the 3D portion written to use 
| Gallium3D is progressing (recent status 
| update). The Nouveau driver has been used 
| by default in two Fedora releases, but on 
| the Ubuntu side it will be the default 
| starting with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid 
| Lynx", including the DRM / kernel mode-
| setting bits.



Linux Mint 8 âHelenaâ released!

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| The 8th release of Linux Mint comes with
| numerous bug fixes and a lot of
| improvements. In particular Linux Mint 8
| comes with support for OEM installs, a
| brand new Upload Manager, the menu now
| allows you to configure custom places, the
| update manager now lets you define packages
| for which you donât want to receive
| updates,the software manager now features
| multiple installation/removal of software
| and many of the toolsâ graphical interfaces
| were enhanced.


Linux Mint 8 Helena Screenshots

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| Linux Mint 8 âHelenaâ is based on Ubuntu
| 9.10 âKarmic Koalaâ and it features the
| latest versions on many applications. Linux
| 2.6.31, Gnome 2.28 and Xorg 7.4 are all
| included in Linux Mint 8 along with
| significant changes to the menu, software
| manager, update manager, and a brand new
| upload manager. As has been the case in
| recent releases, the Linux Mint artwork has
| been adjusted to give the Gnome 2.28
| desktop a beautiful look. Whatâs your
| favorite feature of Linux Mint 8?

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