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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
We shall now commence the second review of Linux Mint 15 Olivia. In the first installment, we played with the distro on top of a T61 laptop, which comes with Intel graphics and two internal SSD. There were no cardinal issues, then again, neither there were any with Ubuntu, which later failed miserably when thrown against the HP machine and its Broadcom Wireless and Nvidia graphics.
All this makes today's effort all the more interesting. Especially since the behavior with other flavors of Ubuntu were not consistent. For example, I did not have any networking related problems with Kubuntu or Xubuntu. Likewise, the infamous kernel crashes only sporadically affected the latter. Nouveau was quiet on both, whereas it wrecked havoc on top of Unity. So with all these in mind, we begin the Cinnamon challenge [sic]. And remember, we will have a MATE review, all proper like, soon.