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October 29, 2010 @ 20:21

Linux Mint – little distro that could

If you compare Linux Mint 10 release notes to Ubuntu 10.10 or Fedora 14 release notes it becomes obvious why Linux Mint is so popular.
Linux Mint has more features that matter for Linux desktop users that Ubuntu and Fedora combined.
Congrats to Linux Mint developers for all their hard work and dedication.
So why not join Fusion Linux Fedora Remix and become new contributor so that we can create some healthy competition for Linux Mint. It is obvious that Ubuntu and Fedora aren’t focused on desktop users.

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  1. Posted by Scott Dowdle

    October 29, 2010 @ 22:16

    What features in Linux Mint? I take it that you are enamored with their menu. KDE’s menu does pretty much everything it does with the exception of being aware of uninstalled software. I don’t think I want my menu to try to double as a package management app but maybe that is just me.

  2. Posted by Adam Williamson

    October 29, 2010 @ 22:34

    Some of that stuff is neat, and some of it is just terribly, terribly, wrong. Any time your conclusion is “the start menu needs bookmarks”, you made a mistake somewhere along the way.

  3. Posted by valent

    October 30, 2010 @ 0:29

    Please at least first try out Mint to see how they implemented their features, mintMenu is not package manager.

  4. Posted by valent

    October 30, 2010 @ 0:31

    After comparing chaos in my current Fedora gnome menu i really like favorites in mintmenu

  5. Posted by Ikem

    November 2, 2010 @ 11:22

    Your pages need a title. When I bookmark your page, I only get “/kernel_reloaded/”. I’d like to see something like “/kernel_reloaded/Linux Mint – little distro that could”.

  6. Posted by valent

    November 2, 2010 @ 14:47

    You are right, I’ll look into it.

  7. Posted by Anonymous Bloke

    November 4, 2010 @ 15:56

    It’s unfair to say that Ubuntu is not focused on desktop users. The me menu, the messaging integration, Ubuntu One…. I mean, c’mon.

    What you can say is that Mint does some extra work on desktop usage with incredible value. The welcome screen, for one, is something that Ubuntu should implement ASAP.

  8. Posted by valent

    November 4, 2010 @ 17:47

    You are right, but they are’t laser focused like mint. Ubuntu has server edition and now unity for netbooks.

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