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Linux Mint is one of those distributions you just can't help but love. Easy to use, stable, flexible, and so much more. Built from Ubuntu, it's been my mantra for a while that Linux Mint is “Ubuntu done right”, as I've had issue with Ubuntu and it's quality for a long time. But the better Mint gets, the bigger the shoes it has to fill each time. So, with the release of version 6, has Mint once more ascended the ladder of greatness, or has it slipped a rung or two? Let's take a peak and find out.
You almost can't talk about a new version of Linux Mint without first talking about what's new under the hood. This version of Linux Mint is based off Ubuntu 8.10, which uses the latest Linux 2.6.27 kernel, Gnome 2.24 and Xorg 7.4. Each of these are proven to be stable, quality versions that are designed to provide each user with the best possible experience. Add the latest version of Metacity on top of that, and a slightly revamped Mint Menu, and you've got quite a cutting edge desktop.