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Linux Mint partnership with Mattel and Microsoft

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linuxmint.com: We are happy to announce that Linux Mint entered in a joined partnership with Mattel and Microsoft. This partnership will result in Linux Mint being pre-installed on a new range of computers sold throughout the World and in a number of toys and games distributors.

The partnership will introduce the following changes for our distribution:

* All included components will be based on Mono. Technologies not using Mono will be rewritten or replaced by Mono alternatives.

* All present editions will be discontinued. New editions will replace them, namely a “Masters of the Universe Edition” for boys, a “Barbie Edition” for girls, and a generic “Microsoft Professional Edition” for small to medium companies.

* The default browser will be replaced by an emulation of Internet Explorer.

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