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Linux Mint 10 Julia - A Perfect 10!

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At first, I considered skipping Julia, for two reasons. One, I was somewhat disappointed with the last release, Isadora. Second, Ubuntu Maverick is really, really good. So how much better can Linux Mint be? Can it really make that much difference?

But then, I spent some time reading. There seems to be a row between Ubuntu and Mint, mostly over the direction the former has been taking lately, what with somewhat beta-quality changes in the distro and the planned move to Unity, which made a rather unspectacular intro with UNR Maverick. Me like. Nothing like a bit of spirited fighting in lieu of foreplay to make software better and more usable. Then, there was the announcement Linux Mint would be based on Debian. This is a very stateful statement. Armored with curiosity, I set my sights on the latest Linux Mint edition.

Linux Mint, live session, a lesson in good

Damn, I was surprised. Linux Mint is a refreshing change from a long series of too green desktops. While the color was used to varying effects in previous releases, becoming a little boring of late, Julia introduces a more moderate, toned down gray-and-green theme that looks classy and even surpasses openSUSE.

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