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Linux Mint 14

By November 21, 2012

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The Ubuntu based Linux Mint distribution has been updated to version 14 (codename Nadia). The latest release, which is built on the recently released Ubuntu 12.10, shows off much improved versions of the desktop environments MATE, the successor of Gnome 2, Cinnamon, and MDM.

The Linux Mint distribution was designed to be convenient to install and use. In particular users coming from Microsoft Windows systems will find that this is a great way to familiarize themselves with the Linux world. It provides, for example, dual-boot and NTFS read/write support along with a migration assistant.

The feature list includes one-click software installation, cool 3D effects, easy file-sharing, and improved configuration tools. The update manager provides the option to turn off automatic update notifications for packages you are not interested in updating.

Linux Mint comes with most common proprietary multimedia formats pre-installed so that you can watch YouTube, QuickTime, Windows Media files, and CSS-encoded DVDs right out of the box. Oracle's Java is also included and set up to work as plug-in with Firefox.

Default applications include LibreOffice (a branch from OpenOffice), Firefox, Thunderbird, Gimp, Pidgin, XChat, and Amarok. It provides access to large software repositories, and compatibility with Ubuntu and Debian repositories. For more information and download links, see the Linux Mint web site.

November 22, 2012 at 10:36 pm
(1) prathik says:

I am using ubuntu 12.04Lts and i like it very much
Is there any Lts version in mint
I am thinking of moving on to latest version of open suse or linux mint
which one should i select or should i stick to ubuntu itself
please suggest,

November 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm
(2) kneekoo says:

Sure, Linux Mint 13 (Maya) is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But just as Ubuntu, it has some issues with Bluetooth (not working) – if it matters to you. Good luck playing with it! :)

November 24, 2012 at 4:13 am
(3) prathik says:

thankyou :-)
I am using asus f5 series laptop and Bluetooth actually works fine with ubuntu 12.04, i use bluetooth mainly for tethering and it works fine :-)

January 25, 2014 at 8:41 am
(4) درب بازکن برقی says:

Thanks for your description about linux mint, i have a problem about use bluetooth in mint 16, it is not founded my adapter, my adapter work in windows 7 good. why and how can i fix it?

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