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[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux Has Solid Grounding, Mint Makes It Easier

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux Has Solid Grounding, Mint Makes It Easier
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:32:43 +0000
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30 reasons why Ubuntu is here to stay


Linux Mint: Making Linux easy

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| Linux Mint 8 also simplifies the desktop 
| by doing away with the dual-menubar layout 
| preferred by Ubuntu in favour of a single 
| menubar across the bottom of the screen. 
| Mint also trims down the tripartite 
| Applications/Places/System menu of Ubuntu 
| and condenses this into a single Main Menu 
| flyout. This adds a layer of simplicity to 
| the Mint desktop and mimics the style of 
| the Windows desktop, with which most users 
| are familiar.
| Despite criticisms over its use of non-
| free software tools and its obvious 
| catering for entry-level users, Linux Mint 
| has clearly found its niche, regularly 
| ranked among the five most popular Linux 
| versions on Linux tracker Distrowatch.com.
| Long time Linux users probably won't be 
| rushing out to try Mint Linux but for 
| users looking to take a first step into 
| Linux, Linux Mint 8 could be one of the 
| better starting points. 



Linux Mint 8-Helena

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| Running a Linux Mint 8 Live CD, I boot into
| an adorable Linux Mint logo thatâs animated!
| Then the splash screen really grabs my
| attention. I understand Zwopper of the Mint
| community is to âblameâ for this beautiful
| background. Nice Job!


Ubuntu Sun Theme Gets Official Release


Android Theme for Ubuntu Linux


Day of Ubuntu Wallpapers


Review: Linux Mint 8

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| In summary, Linux Mint is really a unique
| distro, catering to a wide audience.
| People who just came from windows would
| most like feel comfortable with
| Linux Mint and Linux Mint does really work
| great with older computers They just need
| to do something about Ubiquity.  The
| MintInstall software manager is really
| great, making installing applications
| really a breeze.  IMHO, Mintinstall is what
| we need to break those biased opinions that
| installing software is difficult for Linux
| The MintUpdate is also a Plus point.  Many
| new users screw their systems up through
| updates. ( especially major ones)  This
| surely would help a lot.  I went in with
| the opinion that Linux Mint would be just
| like any other remastered distro, but came
| out changed!    Its really a great distro.
| I personally would recommend it to any one
| who just came out of the windowed world or
| any one who is looking for a light and
| simple system.  Linux Mint 8 is really on
| the right track on making Linux user
| friendly..


Linux Mint 8.0

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| Mint 8 didn't blow me away quite so much as
| their last release. It worked well as far
| as I could tell and there were some
| definite advantages to their package
| selections (lack of Evolution for one). The
| improvements to MintInstall continue to
| make it a pleasant and useful tool.
| I'm not going to immediately wipe my Ubuntu
| Karmic install on the laptop for this
| release of Mint. It might grow on me, but
| for now I'm happy with the parent distro.
| Maybe Mint 9 will have some must-have
| feature for me, or at least a couple of
| games. Hey, I can dream.

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