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Many Minor Glitches Make Mint 15 More Work Than It's Worth

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The latest release of Linux Mint 15, nicknamed Olivia, tries really hard to reach new design goals but is marred by a series of petty flaws.

The latest rendition of Linux Mint's flagship desktop, Cinnamon 1.8, is ambitious but immature in its execution. If you choose the new MATE 1.6 desktop version over Cinnamon, you get a very workable GNOME 2 fork that may not be worth wallowing in yesteryear.

Overall, the best of what is new with Linux Mint 15 could be an HTML5-themed login screen and the additional features of Software Sources and Driver Managers. You also get lots of little system improvements that by themselves may not seem overly impressive, but taken together, they make Linux Mint 15 a workable upgrade that still needs some tweaking.

After a week or two of rotating between Mint 14 and Mint 15 on two daily workhorse computers, I find that once the glitz wears off, I forget which version is which when I get bogged down with my work.

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