Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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Linux Mint
by crhylove on Fri 14th Oct 2011 00:42 UTC
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Linux Mint has been better than Ubuntu for nearly 4 years now. If you haven't tried it yet, stop what you're doing and give it a fair and unbiased shot. I do everything in Mint, install it everywhere I go, and also help newbies become evangelists.

Wii Emulation and Mario Kart? Check.
Super stable Gnome 2 Desktop? Check.
Libre Office, Firefox, Transmission? Check.
VLC, OpenShot, Gimp, and Cheese? Check.

The only problem with Mint is Brasero as the default CD burner. But there are 3 or 4 other options VERY easily installable either in the FANTASTIC software manager, or via the terminal and old school synaptic.

Linux Desktop is here, and it's called Mint.

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