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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I'll be getting this right now
by Construct1545 on Sun 27th Nov 2011 23:51 UTC
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I haven't tried it out yet, but I can already tell from screenshots that this is going to be a great experience on both the MATE and Gnome 3-esque desktop. The only thing that I haven't seen yet is how Mint deals with all the icons. One thing that I liked about Gnome 3 is that (at least in the Fedora release) it could hide application icons on the bottom. I'll see for myself if this is still in Gnome 3's Mint remix. I'll post again when I try it out for myself.

As for Mint changing everything, I don't think that they change everything. They usually stuck with Ubuntu's distro and made it much more like a "ready out of the box" distro than Ubuntu. I still had to tweak it, but I am always picky no matter what distro I try. I am glad that they didn't stick with everything that Ubuntu had. Now if they only kept Add/Remove Programs in the repositories...

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