[News] Variant of Ubuntu GNU/Linux Linux Mint 9 is Reviewed

[News] Variant of Ubuntu GNU/Linux Linux Mint 9 is Reviewed

Post by Roy Schest » Fri, 28 May 2010 21:57:16

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Linux Mint 9 Review

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| Chromium and Flock now in the
| repositories! Nice!! My biggest wow
| moment concerns the AWN dock but I think I
| may have to do a review of it on its own
| merits :D The Hardware Analysis tool is
| going to be very useful in terms of
| getting the information needed to do
| troubleshooting, especially with the copy
| to clipboard option which is very useful
| when trying to get help with an
| issue..just copy and paste the problem
| right into the forum!
| So my overall, unbiased opinion? I give
| Linux Mint 9 a solid A for performance and
| an A/A- for appearance. Ie heard
| various sources saying this is up there
| for top distro release this year and I
| believe it. Linux newbies, this one for
| you!


Linux Mint 9: Solid, Simple, Shiny

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| Overall, I find Linux Mint to be a fine
| desktop distro. Being based on Ubuntu, the
| package selection is huge and you can also
| get decent support for third-party apps
| like Dropbox. It's a good GNOME-based
| distribution, though it doesn't stay
| perfectly in step with upstream GNOME
| default applications. It's also a pretty
| solid distro. I haven't run into any major
| glitches or problems since starting with
| the Mint RC a few weeks ago.
| Linux Mint has quite a lot to offer. If
| you're new to Linux or want a distro to
| recommend to someone who's new to Linux,
| Mint is one of the best to start with. The
| inclusion of "restricted" codecs and such
| is likely to rankle some Free Software
| purists but can help get new users
| transitioned to Linux a bit more quickly.
| Since Mint 9 is based on an Ubuntu Long
| Term Support (LTS) release, users have
| support for the desktop through 2013,
| which makes it even more ideal for new
| users. If you haven't settled on a distro
| yet, or want one to recommend to friends
| and family, Mint is an excellent choice.



Review: Linux Mint 9 Isadora

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| All in all, Linux Mint 9 has been a pleasant
| surprise, probably the best 2010 distro
| release so far along with PCLinuxOS 2010. I
| obviously recommend it for anybody trying
| Linux for the first time, but also for
| experienced users, who should equally enjoy
| its great features. If you are an Ubuntu
| user who wanted to upgrade/install 10.04 but
| were disappointed with the end result, make
| sure you give Linux Mint 9 a try.


Linux Mint 9 'Isadora'

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| Based on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux
| 2.6.32, Gnome 2.30 and Xorg 7.4, Linux
| Mint 9 "Isadora" features a lot of
| improvements and the latest software from
| the Open Source World.
| Featured improvements in this release:
| 30,000 applications catalogued and
| reviewable both online and in the new
| software manager, brand new incremental
| backup tool for both data and software
| selection, menu transparency and editable
| items, USB and Windows installers, 3 years
| support, look & feel improvements.


Linux Mint 9: A First Look

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