Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:56 UTC, submitted by Dart
Linux When GNOME did its version 3 and Ubuntu came up with Unity, the popularity of Linux Mint sky-rocketed, because they stuck with GNOME 2.32. The Mint team has been working on their next version for a while now, and today, they first unveiled what they're working on. There's good news - the team is working on making GNOME 3 likeable. Their question for this release: "How do we make people like Gnome 3? And what do we provide as an alternative to those who still do not want to change?"
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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by jessesmith on Tue 8th Nov 2011 00:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
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[quote]You have to choose between having a Software Center that has paid games and hence is actually worth visting (Ubuntu) and an environment that's usable but doesn't have a Software Center with paid games (Mint).

On the other hand, I am glad to see Canonical and their "release every 6 months even if it's broken" method, to be replaced by Mint and it's "when it's done" method. If it's possible to use Canonical's software center with Mint, then Ubuntu should be abandoned IMO.

Mint uses the same repositories and software packages as Ubuntu does. There's nothing preventing someone from running the Software Centre in Mint.

Of course if Ubuntu was abandoned, as you suggest, then Mint wouldn't have all that software as its base and wouldn't be able to use Ubuntu's Software Centre. Which makes me think you haven't thought this all the way through.

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