View Full Version : [ubuntu] what is mint and does it work better then regurlar Ubuntu
September 12th, 2008, 04:46 AM
Does mint use all the same eye candy(themes compiz fusion fonts icons emerald) does it use Gnome or kde or maybe xface does it use firefox as default
and can i duel boot it with ubuntu and use my Home for both
September 12th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Did you visit the linuxmint.com website? All your questions are answered there.
It is an ubuntu variant, using the ubuntu repos and its own repos.
It uses gnome.
All the 'ubuntu-restricted' extras (codecs, etc) are installed by default -the goal is to make Mint extremely easy and as hassle-free as possible for newcomers.
There are several versions of Linux Mint: KDE, XFCE and Fluxbox in addition to the "standard" Mint which uses Gnome.
The MintInstaller and software portal (reminiscent of Linspire's One click install thingabob)
I installed it because I like to try the "latest and greatest" of everything.
Best thing about it for me is that Gnome is compiled WITHOUT Evolution dependencies (I hate Evolution with an unhealthy passion)- Thunderbird is the default mail client - and the restricted extras being there already.
Download any of the LiveCDs and give it a whirl...you may like it or you may stick w/ Ubuntu (or Kubuntu or Xubuntu or Edubuntu,etc etc)
and yes, you can use your /home directory with either/any linux install. Just be sure NOT to format the /home partition and just set it as the /home mount point.
September 12th, 2008, 05:03 AM
thank you and what vversion do i use the Elyssa version or is that not stable yet and does it have have compiz like does it work well
September 12th, 2008, 05:09 AM
So far for me Mint elyssa has worked better then hardy on my machine.
September 12th, 2008, 05:16 AM
I use Mint elyssa lite on my HP laptop everything worked right out of the box including wirelesss, no extra configuration needed.
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