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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
If you've read my very recent review of Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" Xfce, you'll know how pleased I was with it. Given that my latest long-term review of Kubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" just ended, I needed something new, so this was going to be it. Follow me to see what this is like over the course of 7-10 days.
The installation process is standard for Ubuntu and its derivatives. There are only two minor complaints that I have.
Interestingly, the boot menu no longer appears to be themed. GRUB only shows plain white text on a plain dark gray background; I don't know if this is now standard for Linux Mint or if it is an artifact of GRUB as installed by Kubuntu previously.