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Comment by B.Jay
by B.Jay on Sat 1st Jan 2011 16:45 UTC
B.Jay
Member since:
2011-01-01

Just registered to post (after years of just following the site) ...

Desktop screenshot: http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9869/screenshotjt.png

Linux Mint 9 - Panel on bottom is Awn (Applets from left to right are: Cairo Menu, Show Desktop, DockbarX, Notification Area, Indicator Area, Weather, Digital Clock, SlickSwitcher, Garbage)

System: AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+, 8GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD5570, 160GB HDD for /boot, /, swap, /home) and a 400GB HDD for data and VMs.

Background image is a Poser render a friend did for me (after I complained that there are no decent Major Kusanagi walls out there).

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RE: Comment by B.Jay
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 15:50 in reply to "Comment by B.Jay"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

there's nothing to be seen on this link. The image is smaller than a post stamp.

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RE[2]: Comment by B.Jay
by vodoomoth on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 16:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by B.Jay"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

The image is visible. I don't know why it initially appeared as a tiny thumbnail.

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RE: Comment by B.Jay
by dakohli on Sun 2nd Jan 2011 19:15 in reply to "Comment by B.Jay"
dakohli Member since:
2010-12-30

I really like Mint. I wasn't going to switch to Mint 10, but then I did. So far I like what I see. Not too many changes, but I like the default scheme:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7536380/Screenshot2.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7536380/Screenshot1.png

Dave

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RE[2]: Comment by B.Jay
by B.Jay on Tue 4th Jan 2011 07:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by B.Jay"
B.Jay Member since:
2011-01-01

Yeah, the default themes of Mint 9 and 10 look great (IMO it's a shame they've gone away from the nice default dark theme in Mint 10) and it's so refreshing that the default UI setup is free of "Shuttleworth improvements" (like window buttons on the top left) - but that's another topic entirely.

At any rate, I came to prefer the combo of Awn / DockBarX over Gnome panel and I like to stay with LTS releases.

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