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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Linux Mint is one Linux distribution that really stands out from the crowd. Besides its outstanding mint green graphical setup, the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint includes Mint specific tools such as MintInstall, MintBackup, MintUpdate and others. Linux Mint 8 was just released yesterday and it includes some great new features worth looking into.
Linux Mint 8 “Helena” is based on Ubuntu 9.10 “Jaunty Jackalope” and it features the latest versions on many applications. Linux 2.6.31, Gnome 2.28 and Xorg 7.4 are all included in Linux Mint 8 along with significant changes to the menu, software manager, update manager, and a brand new upload manager.