Mint Linux gifts Unity haters with 'Nadia' ... plus her Mate
Mint 14 plus UI update
Ubuntu users with a hankering for Gnome can take comfort: the latest version of Linux distro Mint has been released.
Mint 14, codenamed Nadia, is based on Ubuntu 12.10 comes with Mate 1.4, an updated version of the Mint user interface with greater stability and bug fixes.
Mint continued the Gnome 2 look with Mate 1.x, but it featured what the project called “hiccups” and a few regressions. Mate 1.4 finally fixes these bugs.
Other changes include character map, fast alt-tabbing, and a selection of notification styles.
There are also improvements to the Cinnamon shell, the Mint Display Manager and the software manager.
The Mint Linux project is led by Clement Lefebvre. It’s based on Ubuntu and has seen some interest during the last year while the Canonical-managed distro has undergone some interface changes, moving away from Gnome to its own, new Unity interface.
This year saw the launch of the first line of Mint hardware, mintBox. ®
Don't know if the author of this reads the comments but. He brings up about how the interface has been updated blah blah blah. Could you not perhaps put in a screenshot of the updated interface? Not everyone uses linux, and not all linux users use (or have even looked at) mint.
That and the post is so damn short it would make it look a little better at least.
I mean, I can't even summarize this post, the entire thing is a summary.
Nine developers trapped in Mint
@Eadon Here,l let me fix that for you:
This is the beauty of open source, if developers think something sucks...an alternative that satisfies developers always appears...
As a developer I love open source. But as developers we cater for own needs - and, increasingly, our own reactionary prejudices. I certainly don't have time to rewrite every tool that is less functional than I would like (and God I try). Maybe sometimes we should spend a little bit more time adapting to new stuff and trying to see why people have changed stuff, rather than retreating into the past. But clearly, Mint have found a niche and I wish them the best.
Re: Mint is great
Protip: When you next install, make a 20GB (or thereabouts, bigger if you want - make it ext4 and you can easily resize it anyway) partition for / and another much bigger one to mount as /home
Then when you reinstall the system to the small partition - don't format the /home partition, just tell the installer to mount it as /home - and when you boot up your fresh install all your files and settings (if not the actual apps which go with them, but that's easy to fix) will all still be there. It's slightly odd, and cool, installing a fresh copy of Firefox and booting it up to find all your bookmarks already there, even the tabs you had open before you reinstalled.
You can even have multiple systems installed sharing a single /home partition - I currently have a day-to-day-use Ubuntu, a messing-about Debian and a just-trying-it-out Fedora partition sharing the same /home partition on one disk. It's all fine.
Obviously keep backups of your stuff, but that goes without saying regardless of whether you're installing a new OS or now. Did I mention I make external hard disks which are perfect for the job of backups? http://etsy.com/shop/BeautifulComputers