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Linux Mint 8.0: Wish there was more.

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Linux Mint is fast becoming more than just Ubuntu with flair. I've read recently that a growing number of users are actually waiting for the next Mint release rather than adopting the latest and greatest from Ubuntu proper. I can't say I blame them.

Mint has consistently offered a polished user experience along with a handful of unique and useful applications. It does so without breaking compatibility with its parent, which is also nice. In fact, the Mint tools are supposedly available for regular Ubuntu now without modification.

I didn't expect to run into any major problems with Mint 8, and for the most part I wasn't disappointed.

On to the rant.




Games Games Games

What is it with Tehicmoe's obsession with games?

re: Games

Especially crappy bundled with an OS type games.

//whats with the new captcha to post comments scheme? since I have dozens (hundred?) of non-spam comments you'd think I'd already be known as a NON-spammer.

re: captcha checking

vonskippy wrote:

whats with the new captcha to post comments scheme? since I have dozens (hundred?) of non-spam comments you'd think I'd already be known as a NON-spammer.

Sorry, it was just site-wide - even mine. It was usually transparent unless the text analysis site was down - then the captcha kicked in.

However, I've made a new role that I will be adding regulars to that will exclude them from being checked. You were the first added. So, let me know if there are any adverse side-effects - loss of other permissions and such.

re: Captcha

Ha ha! My plan to become the new spam king is now firmly in place. First I sign up to a blog and then slowly over several years pretend to be a regular commenter. Then, when your guard is lowered, BAMO, I launch my insipid spam bots and soon ALL YOUR BASE BLOG ARE BELONG TO US.

//just kidding, thanks for the info.

Disagree...

I'll preface by saying I haven't tried the newest Linux Mint. However, Linux Mint, in general, makes Ubuntu look bad. The UI is better, the ugly brown is gone, and despite using Ubuntu repositories, my Mint install has traditionally been more stable.

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