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    Linux Mint 8 RC1 brings a kicked-up Karmic Koala to your desktop


    There's no denying Ubuntu's popularity when it comes to Linux on the desktop. It's also the foundation for a number of other excellent distributions, including one of my favorites - Linux Mint - and I was pleased to see some big news on the Mint blog early this morning.

    Linux Mint 8 RC1 has arrived (codenamed Helena), bundling Ubuntu 9.10's updated core with the usual Mint enhancements like a more customizable Mint Menu, enhanced MintUpload (a slick drag-and-drop FTP app) and Updater, and a good selection of preinstalled apps. For more details about what's new, check the official blog post.

    Unlike Ubuntu 9.10 - which switched to Epiphany as the default IM client - Mint 8 still includes the more popular Pidgin. finding and loading other software in Mint is as about as easy as it gets on Linux since you can install Ubuntu-compatible .debs. Want to try out Google Chrome on Mint? No problem.

    One thing to note: if you plan on using Ubuntu PPAs (like the Chromium nightly project), you'll need to first add the PPA to your repositories then edit its details - changing helena to karmic under distribution.

    Even though Mint 8 is still an RC, I found it stable, fast, and every bit as easy to use as previous versions.
    Linux Mint 8 RC1 brings a kicked-up Karmic Koala to your desktop originally appeared on Download Squad on Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.







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