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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Linux Mint 11 will arrive on May no Unity included

Linux Mint is an ubuntu based distribution with features like builtin codec support,cool software to make daily tasks simpler and more.They have announced the date of release of version 11 based on ubuntu 11.04.They are in path for May release and will stick to Gnome 2 and no unity.Great as personally i am not a fan of unity.

                                                           linux mint 11 preview
The exact Gnome version is 2.32 and all the traditonal layout is retained including mint menu.There are couple of changes in applications and more polishes.A great hurray for the linux mint team to stick with Gnome 2.
Here are the full list of changes

Software Selection

  • LibreOffice replaces as the default office suite.
  • Banshee replaces Rhythmbox as the default music player.
  • gThumb replaces F-Spot as the default photo application.
  • Gwibber is no longer installed by default.
  • padevchooser, paman, paprefs, pavumeter and pavucontrol are no longer installed by default.


  • The update manager is faster than before and comes with numerous bug fixes. It also features multiple UI improvements.
  • The deskstop settings tool is now desktop-agnostic and serves both generic settings (such as the ability to enable/disable fortunes in the terminal) and desktop settings specific to Gnome, KDE, Xfce..etc. In Xfce it will eventually replace mintconfig-xfce and mintdesktop-xfce.
  • The software manager looks much more polished. It loads marginally faster and now features a splash screen. Its templates were refined to give the user a much nicer browsing experience. The installation and removal of applications are now simulated before the application screen is shown, allowing the software manager to show precisely how much data is to be downloaded, how much space is required on the hard drive and exactly which packages are to be installed and/or removed.
  • Mint-x-theme comes with numerous improvements, bug fixes for Gimp, Banshee, Synaptic, Deluge and round radio buttons.
  • A new “apt download” command was introduced which downloads a .deb package locally along with all its dependencies.
  • Flash Square runs in native 64-bit while 32-bit users can choose between the stable 10.2 and beta 10.3 plugins and have both installed at the same time, easily switching between them using “update-alternatives”.
  • Firefox 4, Chromium and Opera come with an improved mint-search-addon plugin.

source[linux mint]

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