Living With Daryna for One Week

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Ok, ok... I know it's a little too late for a review of Linux Mint 4.0 (codename Daryna), but I was "dating" her sisters and I thought: "Why not give Daryna a chance, too?". This review has been written during an entire week, starting the 26th and ending the 30th of November. I tested Linux Mint 4.0 on a computer with the following specs:

• AMD K8 nForce 250Gb Motherboard
• AMD Sempron 2800+ Processor
• Nvdia GeForce FX5200 Video Card
• 512 MB RAM
• LG CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive
• 17" BENQ T720 Monitor

Day One: 26th Nov, 2007

So, here we are on my first day with Daryna, also known as Linux Mint 4.0. I started with the regular installation. If you’ve installed Ubuntu or an Ubuntu-based operating system before, then you would have no difficulties in installing Linux Mint as well. The installation process is very simple and straightforward; first, you select your country, then the keyboard layout, followed by the partitioning step where I have selected "Guided - Use entire disk" option (I did a fresh install, no resize) and, in the end, I've created an username. That's basically it! The whole installation took about 10 minutes. However, I didn't count them. As always, I wanted to play some Mahjongg while installing, but Linux Mint doesn't have any games installed, so I went on another computer.

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