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First Look: Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”

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Linux Mint is a funny beast. Not much seems to change between releases. At least nothing obvious to the naked eye. Being highly based on Ubuntu, most of the underlying changes are done through on the Ubuntu side of things. And the Mint developers just add some additional software, apply their own implementations of different packages and slap on the (now) traditional Mint theme and you have a new release.

But one does have to give the Mint Developers credit where due, because the underlying changes that they have and do make are wonderful. They’ve provided one heck of a stable and powerful desktop.

“Olivia” is based on Ubuntu 13.04, the ‘Raring Ringtail’. When you first boot Mint 15, it’s traditional Linux Mint all over again. And that brings us to the aesthetics of the whole deal.

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Also: Linux Mint 15: A better Ubuntu for the desktop

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