Hon. Acoustical Engineer
- Mar 16, 2002
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I was waiting anxiously for this release as I had many of my friends needing to install this version who are new to Linux. I now recommend this distro for all the newbies who I want to convert to Linux without them going through issues.
So what is new in this version? Here are the excerpts from one of the reviews.....
Linux Mint is arguably the front-runner when it comes to Linux distributions that target Windows users looking to migrate to linux. Now Mint has released a new version named “Julia”. Mint claims to be a user-friendly OS that just works for the average user; its forte being elegance, ease of installation and usability.
- Best Linux for new user’s who want a Mac/Windows-esque OS without the price tag.
- 30K plus packages available, not including adding other various repositories via “ubuntu sources list generator” (google)
- Shows great forethought regarding system upgrades and the Backup Tool so the user’s important files, etc are not in jeopardy.
- The Mint menu, which breathes new life into the Gnome Desktop and easily surpasses Gnome and KDE’s default main menu easily.
- User input and ideas are encouraged and make the distribution a true community effort.
- Non-free plugins, codecs, and drivers are either pre-installed or available via the Software Manager
- Can be remastered using the Mintconstructor
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Now I am going to give it a spin and come back with my findings!
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