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The Release Candidate For Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" Is Out 295

First time accepted submitter Type44Q writes "Well, the latest edition of Mint is finally here (the release candidate, anyway); according to The Linux Mint Blog, 'For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. We're very proud of MATE, Cinnamon, MDM and all the components used in this release, and we're very excited to show you how they all fit together in Linux Mint 14.'"
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The Release Candidate For Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" Is Out

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  • Re:What? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by 0123456 ( 636235 ) on Sunday November 11, 2012 @05:47PM (#41951995)

    There was a time when you could expect people on Slashdot to know about the most popular Linux desktop distro and not need to be spoon-fed that information.

  • by maxwell demon ( 590494 ) on Sunday November 11, 2012 @05:49PM (#41952001) Journal

    Here's a hint for you: N is the 14th letter of the alphabet.

  • Re:What? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by tuppe666 ( 904118 ) on Sunday November 11, 2012 @06:02PM (#41952089)

    Would it hurt to include a few words explaining what the hell Mint even is or why we should care there's a new version?

    Ubuntu is the "go to" version of GNU\Linux, based on the incredibly good Debian, but supports features without sacrificing too much stability, and because it has some money thrown at it. Has rightfully become the most popular distribution out there.

    Unfortunately Gnome; Microsoft; Apple; Canonical have all made the decision that the future is ditching mice and keyboard, and running our fingers all over the screen.

    Mint has become popular simply by supplying a desktop that those of us who still love mice and keyboards love [whatever you think of that]

    In short its a great new OS release, get it downloaded and installed now...or at least read the article before posting on Slashdot.

  • by tuppe666 ( 904118 ) on Sunday November 11, 2012 @07:40PM (#41952685)

    Maybe everybody but me keeps up with all the strange little Linux distros.

    Short Answer : There is only Ubuntu

    Longer Answer: If your not interested in Linux your shouldn't. That is the short answer, and even if you are interested in linux you shouldn't. The reality is. Distributions [Distro for short] are just that collections packages [Applications/Modules Building Blocks that make up a modern OS with sensible selection of programs] together in essence a kernel[BSD/Linux] Userland[GNU] + Display Server[X and Wayland] + Windows Manager[KDE/Gnome/XFCE] + Office Package[LibreOffice Calligra Suite] + Internet get the idea.

    Now because Linux can be tailored for different processors processors [ARM;Mips...] different community is [Religious Christianity and Location Brazilian] Specialist [Boot Disks; Extra Secure]...but if your using any of these then you know why! there is even a Ubuntu Satanic Edition [] Satanists.

    But mainstream there really is only Debian, Ubuntu(Popular Debian variant), and Fedora(You have heard of Red Hat) [Yes I could easily add a couple more :)]. In context of this article Mint should be considered Ubuntu without Unity[Its own Metro nighmare]

    Seriously install a distribution its not hard.

  • by greg1104 ( 461138 ) <> on Sunday November 11, 2012 @11:02PM (#41953669) Homepage

    There is still no FDE in Mint 14. Even worse, the reports I've read suggest that Mint 14 broke the popular howoto hack []. The feature voting board [] was recently updated to say this feature was "selected" though. Hopefully that means it will be coming in Mint 15. Linux distributions are useless to me without encryption; you're basically saying "this is not meant for real work" to every business user who might consider it. It's a shame that Mint isn't ready to fill in yet for companies who are pushed away from Microsoft OSes by the mess around Windows 8.

  • This is weird (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Windwraith ( 932426 ) on Sunday November 11, 2012 @11:09PM (#41953705)

    I have trouble taking Mint seriously. I only hear about it when people complains about Unity.

    No, seriously, every single time I hear about Mint is because there's some controversial thing about Ubuntu and a lot of guys come in saying "I moved to Mint years ago because I am tired of $NEWS_TOPIC". At times there are also Mint comments even if the news about Ubuntu are good (I am sure I saw a "I moved to Mint..." routine on a few of the Steam for Linux news reports in Ubuntu-related news sites).

    I am skeptic about how valid Distrowatch's score is. Until I find a real happy user as opposed to someone complaining about Canonical in every Ubuntu-related news, it just sounds like haters got busy inflating scores (wouldn't be the first time something of the sort happens). Everyone I know uses the same usual subjects, and while anecdote is not proof, I've met a sizable amount of Linux users from being a developer. Not even a single issue reported by Mint users.

    So, is there someone using Mint for any reason that is not spiting Canonical? I'd like to know, just to make sure I receive information not coming from people giving the impression of being zealots. They seriously need some PR as opposed to just say bad things about the competition.

    It's like that commenter above that asked about what made Mint good and didn't get a single answer other than "it's not Ubuntu".

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