miercuri, 24 noiembrie 2010

Linux Mint 10 - Perfect for home users

By far Linux Mint 10 has proven to be the best Linux distribution not only for experienced users but also for users that are sick and tired of getting into (let's say ) trouble(s) using "the classic operation system" that requires a lot of additional software . Software that many times is NOT FREE of charge.
Simple said : Linux Mint 10 is the most USER FRIENDLY operation system that can be downloaded and used for FREE "out-of-the-box" along with it's default applications or/and thousands of any other applications an user might need.
Besides the fact that it comes with a beautiful new graphical interface ( I'm talking about the Gnome "flavor" desktop ) it also makes computers with pretty modest resources to run smooth enough.

I will not present features that are already described on Linux Mint official web page. I will say that it comes with the new kernel 2.6.35-22-generic that , at least regarding my Bluetooth headset ( Sony DR-BT100CX ) allows me to be able to take advantage of ALL features this headset provides.
Now all functions of my Bluetooth headset that Linux Mint 9 was not able to handle ( Pause, Next, Preview ) work perfect with this new kernel under Linux Mint 10.

There is ONLY ONE thing ( a bug imported obviously from Ubuntu 10.10 which can be found on all other Ubuntu 10.10 based distributions) that might be a little bit disturbing for a new comer.

As shown in pictures, if the panel containing the Menu , the Clock and Calendar is located "classical" at the bottom of your Desktop, if you want to access the Calendar ...you won't be able too see it because it is "hiding" on the upper right corner of the screen. At least this is happening on my Netbook.

So , I had to re-position the panel on the top ( right click on an empty space of the panel, choose Properties and then
Orientation: Top ).
As you can see if I click on the Date , now the calendar is visible and also all settings you might want to do ( setup your location, how the temperature and wind speed should be displayed ).

As I said, this is the only "inconvenient" a new comer should conquer in order to enjoy Linux Mint 10 experience.

One more time I remind you that the this distribution is available to download for FREE on Linux Mint official website http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php by choosing the Live DVD standard version suitable for your computer's specific architecture - 32-bit or 64-bit.

You'll find also on the same web page a PDF manual that describes some features of this operation system.
Consult it and you might give it a try. You won't regret.

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