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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
In a previous article, I talked about setting up my Asus Eee computer with eee-control on Ubuntu. Today, this is no longer valid if you’re using Ubuntu 11.10 or Linux Mint 12. Now you must run different software. Not only that, now more than ever disenchanted Ubuntu users are switching to Linux Mint due to the ongoing frustrations presented with the Unity desktop. The great news for folks wanting to switch to Linux Mint is that Ubuntu packages and PPAs work great in Mint. Even better, you have additional Gnome desktop choices made available.
In this article, I demonstrate Linux Mint 12, based on Ubuntu 11.10 and installed onto my trusty Eee PC. In the video below, I show off a eee-control alternative while also explaining how with some simple tweaks, one can make the default Gnome 3 desktop a little less of a shock to use. After all, Gnome 2 and Gnome 3 have next to nothing in common.