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Linux Mint 9: Fast, Stable, and Beautiful

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It’s been a long time since I last looked at Mint, and a lot has changed since. After Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was released, I thought I would take a look at Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” to see what they are doing with the latest Ubuntu base, which was already wonderful as it is. After playing with the latest Mint for just a short period of time, I’ve already fallen in love with it.

I decided to test out Isadora on my trusty Dell Latitude D630 laptop, which has a moderate 2ghz processor, 4GB of RAM, and (at the moment) standard integrated Intel graphics. The installation is pretty much the same as standard Ubuntu, with Mint specific messages during the installation slide-show. It doesn’t take long to get Mint 9 up and running.

After launching the desktop, everything just worked

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