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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by moleskine on Tue 29th Nov 2011 15:54 UTC
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This probably won't please everyone but I installed Mint 12 yesterday, including stuff by way of dovecot, the LAMP stack, argyll and dispcal, Nvidia drivers, etc. So far "it just works TM". The old Mint favourites/apps menu could do with a bit of a redesign but that's hardly a big deal.

Otherwise the whole thing seems great. I'm coming from Mint Debian Edition which worked well, too, but providing you stuck religiously to Mint's own updates, ime. The problem is that these updates were pretty out of date (Firefox still on 5, etc).

I never got on with Ubuntu which never did work for me, too buggy. The distro I always end up going back to is Debian Sid (like another poster) but if Mint 12 continues to work I may well stay with it. I've had less hassle installing this than installing anything else recently.

Edited 2011-11-29 15:55 UTC

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