Well finally Linux Mint 13 has done an about-face and decided to go back to the original Desktop foundation.
Hooray is all I can say. It’s not that I don’t like change. I love a streamlined desktop with all the buttons handy and not have to dig and search for them.
I want my desktop slick and fast.
Gnome 3 while quite beautiful seemed bogged down and memory hungry by comparison to it’s predecessor.
Here’s a great article on the PCLinuxOS Magazine site.
If you want to know more about Linux Mint 13 Maya I haven’t tried 13 to date. (will be very soon).
Okay now I’ll be honest, I love to build and tinker with various hardware & software. Currently I’m running Linux Mint 11 & 12 in all blends on various PCs & laptops. Along with my new project building my Dream HTPC unit.
I plan to upgrade to Mint 13 has long-term ongoing support.
I’m happy to hear that. Well I’m off to experiment 🙂
- 2012’s Best Linux desktop: Linux Mint 13 (zdnet.com)
- Introduction To Linux Mint 13 (Video) (essayboard.com)
- Linux Mint 12’s Three Desktops (zdnet.com)
- Linux Mint 13 Review – Ubuntu for Human Beings (linuxuser.co.uk)
- Linux Mint releases Cinnamon, GNOME 2.x style desktop (zdnet.com)