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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Linux Mint 12?
by penguinx64 on Wed 30th Nov 2011 19:05 UTC
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2011-11-30

Linux Mint 12 works great! I just don't like the graphical interface. It kind of reminds me of Windows Vista. They took a perfectly good graphical interface and added 'features' that I don't really want. Unlike Vista, at least Linux Mint 12 is 100% compatible with my hardware. I tried Linux Mint 12 for a couple of days, but now I'm switching to Linux Mint Debian Edition XFCE instead. Sorry Clem.

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RE: Linux Mint 12?
by marcus0263 on Thu 1st Dec 2011 22:25 in reply to "Linux Mint 12?"
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2007-06-02

In Clem's defense he had to make a choice with Gnome. Gnome 2 has forked and he's given you the option to choose or go with Gnome 3. They've tried their hardest to make sense of the phone interface that Gnome 3 is focusing on which is Mint extensions. You can choose that or go with the Gnome 2 fork of Mate. Basically he's attempting to polish a "Turd" and has honestly done a decent job.

Me personally I've been using the Mint Debian edition with Gnome 2 and really like it, much better than the Ubuntu flavor.

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