Linux Distribution: Linux Mint
This release is based on Ubuntu 6.10 and uses the Ubuntu installer. The desktop is GNOME 2.16.1 and the kernel is 2.6.17. Barbara comes with the following plugins: Macromedia Flash 9 beta, Sun Java 1.5 Update 9, RealPlayer 10. Support for MP3, Windows and
|Linux Release Details:
|Linux Mint 4.0 FluxBox Beta and 4.0 Debian Alpha has been released
|This release is an ALPHA release. It is not intented to be used as your main operating system but to give you a technological preview of how Linux Mint would behave if it was based on Debian Testing.
|This experimentation shows us that:
- It is possible for Linux Mint to easily switch base (if Ubuntu disappeared or went in a different way)
- A Debian Testing base would make Linux Mint faster.
- A Debian Testing base would let users transparently go from one release to another by simply applying updates in mintUpdate (release would be like simple snapshots in time)
- A Debian Testing base would be easier to maintain in the long term for the Linux Mint dev team
- A Debian Testing base would not always be stable, and this would represent temporary problems for both developers and users.
- A Debian Testing base would lack the many innovations and improvements developped by the Ubuntu developers, putting more pressure on the Linux Mint team to achieve the same level of polish.
The interesting thing about this experiment will be to see if it still behaves fine in 6 or 12 months time. In the meantime, you can have a look at it. The ISO acts as a non-installable live CD which you can boot on your computer.
This is the first ever release of a Fluxbox-based Linux Mint Community Edition! What is Linux Mint Fluxbox Community Edition and what do we aim to achieve?
- Linux Mint Fluxbox CE aims to be lean and fast. It should be able to run on older hardware allowing people with weak to mediocre machines to enjoy the awesomeness of Linux Mint.
- Linux Mint Fluxbox CE aims to be easy to use. Wherever possible we provide comprehensive GUI tools catering for both new and veteran users.
- Linux Mint Fluxbox CE aims not only to play the part, we aim to look the part. Linux Mint is famous for looking slick and totally awesome, and we aim to please.
Our goals meant we had to strike a very delicate balance between a minimalistic and an easy to use setup which we hope we have done.
Mint specific applications used in Linux Mint Fluxbox CE include:
Major applications used for common tasks are:
- Mplayer Movie Player
Fluxbox specific tools include:
Support for all types of multimedia codecs, web browser plugins and the like
are an obvious addition.
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