Linux Mint 12: Review

Linux Mint 12 was released 4 days ago on November 26 (Release Announcement). This is a reviw of Mint 12 based mostly on my initial impressions. (I added the “more” tag because of all the screenshots.)

For those who don’t know, Mint is based on Ubuntu (probably the most used and known distro). It has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity which has been attributed to its ease of use (over Ubuntu with Unity). Those who watch Distrowatch will have seen Mint rapidly gain page views eventually well surpassing Ubuntu, the former champion of desktop Linux. Of course this is just page views and Ubuntu almost certainly still has more users but Mint is becoming a very popular distro.

Now enough talk of Mint’s success. The purpose of this post is to review Linux Mint 12.

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