Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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Linux Mint 12 has the right idea, but like all things like this, it fails at some minor details.

1) Can't Upgrade between versions.
2) GNOME 3 Mint edition is good, but very different from the Mint desktop I love.
3) MATE desktop is good too, but it's stuck in the past with GTK 2.x
4) Why does Mint have to do *everything* different?

Why can't they take the stuff that works on other distros and combine it with the stuff that works on Mint.

A MATE desktop built on GTK3 with the "Mint Menu" would be one of the greatest things ever made.

Edited 2011-11-27 23:34 UTC

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