Big news this week in the Linux world – the reigning king of Linux “Linux Mint” has turned out with the Mate and Cinnamon desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10. The code name is Nadia. Now, before jumping onto the real review, a bit of introspection. One question that always involves my mind – I have examined so many wonderful Linux distros and quite a few are actually really excellent.
Still, what works for Linux Mint release after release? Why people in the Linux world uses it more than any other Linux distro, fedora, and Ubuntu even? Why I too use Linux Mint as my primary distro (except one machine, P4 old computer, where I take advantage of Puppy Precise)? Is it because it is easier for a Windows user to adjust to Linux Mint?
I doubt, because my Linux Mint desktops look nowhere close to Windows! Could it be because everything works out of the box and even though you are unable to run a single code in terminal or fix a single thing in Linux, Mint still works? I haven’t seen a distro in my life which is so hassle free and stable (this consists of Windows as well, which in my opinion is trouble only!).
With this history, now allows straight leap onto the review. It offers three purposes – one, to assess the new release in general. Two compare it to the prior release (Mint Maya 13, which is also an LTS with 5 many years of support). And lastly, compare it to the lately released Snowlinux 3 Mate / Cinnamon which deeply impressed me.
I got already downloaded the RC2 variations of both Cinnamon and Mate. The discharge notice came in 11 Nov with the final release on 20 Nov sometime. So, without rushing for the era I installed them one at a time and updated post set up just. For both I had formed to download about 200 MB of updates and my installations were the final releases.
Both are 32-bit ISOs about less than 1 GB in size. Installations were done in a Asus K54C, 2.4 Ghz Core i3 processor chips with 2 GB RAM. The same laptop was used for testing out the Mint Maya as well. Both have Linux kernel 3.5 and Cinnamon has 1.6 (the latest) with Mate having 1.4 (also the latest) desktop. Lets begin with the Mate version. The given information provided here is from the release records combined with snapshots from my testing. Mate 1.4 supports Bluetooth as well as Caja supports Dropbox now. Cinnamon 1.6, on the other hands, includes a lot of features and attractiveness. Cinnamon, I assume, is developing quicker than Mate.
1. Give titles to workspaces: like naming different workspaces for movies, record work, internet browsing, etc. These will stay even after you login. I am not sure it’ll be any utility if you ask me at this point but might be useful easily am working with 10-15 workspaces to recall where I had been doing what! Additionally, you switch workspaces once, the names will be noticeable in bold.
2. Windows Quick list: Alongside workspaces, there is a home windows quick list applet as well on the right-hand corner of the panel, for quick access and to keep an eye on the applications that an individual has opened up. Cinnamon 1.6 has 800 incremental innovations including Nemo. You can check out most of them at the Linux Mint records. Additional improvement I noticed is in the artwork. Linux Mint 14 has some nice looking new wallpapers really.
- Thanks for shouldering responsibility and putting the company’s interests before your own
- Run the app, and enter your TiVo’s Ip in the TiVo IP Address box
- Custom content sections on homepage
- Students can use it privately, with groups of friends or publicly
- Open rates
The application list is pretty much exactly like in prior version – the only difference being the latest release has the most up to date applications. A summary of the applications present is given below for the benefit of the new users who wish to try Linux Mint. Apart from these, Linux Mint is feature wealthy with Archive supervisor, Pluma (edit fork), debt package deal manager to set up applications in Debian package format.
Caja 1.4.0 is the file manager in Nemo and Mate 1.1.2 in Cinnamon, both are forked from Nautilus. The base repository is the same as Ubuntu 12.10 and it is the richest Linux repository around perhaps. The GUI is a little not the same as Ubuntu – MinInstall 7.4.4. It is simple and works well to find and install applications from the repository.