Cinnamon is an awesome desktop environment. It is part of the reason Linux Mint has become one of the most popular Linux distros available. Unlike Ubuntu’s Unity or Gnome 3 or many other desktop environments that are trying new things, Cinnamon keeps things simple.
If you are looking for an alternative to Windows, look no further. In this article, I'm going to share with you why Linux Mint can be a good alternative to Windows users. Linux Mint 18.2 is the latest release and its familiar for Windows users whether they are coming from Windows XP, Vista,7, 8 or Windows 10. With a smaller footprint and also the familiarity of Windows, your experience will be equal or better for the most part of it. I am not saying Linux Mint is better than Windows or any other desktop OS, but for some Windows users, it just might be a better option. Let me show you why.
Launched just some days ago, Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” is another LTS variant in the series of 18 and 18.1. However, the distro is still in beta, the team has promised that it will be possible to upgrade to the stable version through beta or 18.1 or 18 through native updates. The updates will be started after the launch of the stable version.
Desklets are small Python programs that run inside gDesklets. What they are intended for is to get your focus-on-work and rely on the information the Desklet accesses [for you]. You get to finish your chores faster than ever and leave your computer satisfied as you shut it off for the next cycle.
Linux mint, the most popular Linux distribution is recommended by almost all Linux users for newbies. By default, Linux mint is released with cinnamon. But thanks to the Kubuntu team, we now have a KDE edition. Well, new users are probably wondering what all this KDE thing is? KDE is a community. KDE is a compilation of software. We will look at it in more detail on the way. Mint is a whole distro, so we will look at some specific aspects, But KDE is more than just a DE and we cannot review all of its features here. I will try to cover as much as possible in limited space.
Linux Mint Debian Edition(or LMDE) is a Linux distro which is based on Debian. The main edition of Linux mint is based on Ubuntu which itself is based on Debian. Debian is one of the oldest and most stable Linux distros out there but it’s made for general use and is not recommended for complete newbies to Linux. So Ubuntu takes the Debian code and forks it for ease of access and the main Linux Mint distro takes the Ubuntu code and tries to make it more polished and very beginner friendly. The LMDE skips the Ubuntu part and directly uses Debian code.
Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” is an intermediate upgrade to 18 “Sarah” which released back in mid 2016. There are some few big updates and many minor updates with this version. In this article, I’m gonna point out most of the things you need to know before upgrading to it. As of the time of writing this article, Mint 18.1 is available in two editions- Cinnamon and MATE, XFCE and KDE editions are yet to release officially.
Ubuntu and Linux Mint are currently arguably 2 of the most popular Linux distros (with Debian) around. They are both quite user-friendly and for the Linux newbie, you couldn’t be wrong choosing either. For a very long time, Ubuntu was considered the distro of choice by most Linux enthusiasts, but it has currently been surpassed by Linux Mint (and Debian) as the distro with most hits.
If you have just moved to Linux then I'm sure you'll have lots of queries. But you don't need to worry. Linux has one of the largest communities on the Internet to help people get their queries cleared. Here in this article, I'm going to mention 10 Best communities to help you learn Linux. You can ask any question and thousands of people will be there to answer it.
Now it has been approximately a month since I'm using Linux Mint 18 "Sarah". There is no doubt this distro is solid and newbie friendly. I always suggest Linux newbies start with Linux Mint as it makes easier for them to move around and learn Linux system. Sarah takes the same legacy forward with better look and user experience.