[News] Early Look at Linux Mint 8 KDE CE, New Mint Community Site

[News] Early Look at Linux Mint 8 KDE CE, New Mint Community Site

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 22 Jan 2010 04:49:41

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Linux Mint 8 KDE CE Release Candiate Leaked

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| Just a quick note to inform you all that the
| day has finally come. Really! The Linux Mint 8
| KDE Release Candidate was recently leaked and
| can, as of this writing, be downloaded either
| directly or via a torrent. If you download the
| torrent, please seed to at least 1.5x (150%).
| We will, of course, have a full review upon
| the return from CampKDE.


Hardware database in the Community website

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| A new ardware modulewas added to the
| Community website. This module allows you to
| register your hardware and to search for
| hardware devices based on multiple criteria.



Review: Linux Mint 7 KDE

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| Overall I like Mint 7 KDE. The use of KDE 4.2 is
| good, but it leaves you wanting a bit more. And
| that's in no way the fault of Mint. It's just the
| fact that KDE4 is still maturing. But as for the
| things that are controllable by Mint, everything
| is in great shape with no noticeable flaws that I
| could find.


Linux distro mints "Gloria" KDE release

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| For those interested in a non-Linuxer point of view, Bruno Dieter Chan offers
| his thoughts in a July 28 review on TopTechNews, and they are, well,
| luke-warm. After praising the distro for playing all his multimedia files,
| for offering a good web-browsing experience, and for providing reasonably
| fast 30-second boots, the complaints kick in.
| The reviewer was disappointed in the lack of QuickTime support, as well as
| some movie "shudder" effects when he tried to use "restricted drivers for my
| ATI 4850 graphics card." He also groused over having to download a driver for
| his Creative X-Fi card, and then noted that it output audio through the
| motherboard instead of the X-Fi's jack. Also, apparently, Mint 7 didn't
| support plug-and-play with his Canon A400 or fully support his Sansa player.
| "Overall, Mint 7 offers most of the software that an average user needs,"
| concludes Chan. "Though I have issues with the OS, it still can be used as
| a 'light' desktop OS. But if you're going to do more than just Web browsing,
| then it would be better to stick with Mac OS or Windows."


Linux Mint 7 KDE

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| All in all, Linux Mint is a fusion between the usability and tools of Linux
| Mint with the elegance of the KDE desktop. I not a great fan of KDE, but
| the Linux Mint tools certainly help to put this distro above the rest.


Linux Mint 7 (KDE)

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| Suitable For: Beginner, intermediate or advanced Linux users. Highly
| recommended for beginners.
| Summary: A terrific alternative to the Gnome version of Linux Mint 7 for
| users.
| Rating: 4/5


Distro Hoppin`: Linux Mint 7 KDE Edition

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| Linux Mint 7 KDE is a worthy addition to the Linux Mint family and is much,
| much better than the previous KDE release. I still prefer the main GNOME
| version ove