"Mint Sauce" in Linux Format Magazine

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"Mint Sauce" in Linux Format Magazine

Postby vrkalak » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:25 pm

I just picked up the latest issue (November 2009) of Linux Format Magazine . . . they gave LinuxMint a 1/2 page feature in the Editorials Section.

Apparently, many, many people have emailed them or written in, requesting a Cover Feature on LinuxMint.

The magazine gives us a good review and also, mentions that LinuxMint is not just another upgraded version of Ubuntu but rather is a super 'buntu with many extra features.
They also, mentioned the upcoming LM-8 Helena and the development of Mint Debian.

Also, mentioned that they have just as many requests for (another Ubuntu off-shoot) Crunchbang for a Cover . . . perhaps they will do a 'distro-dual' between LinuxMint and Crunchbang!!

As both distros "just work" out of the box.
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Re: "Mint Sauce" in Linux Format Magazine

Postby Husse » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:33 pm

Yeah - Mint is becoming mainstream
The computer magazines I read uses Ubuntu or Mint as the Linux distros they refer to (sometimes Debian too)
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Re: "Mint Sauce" in Linux Format Magazine

Postby Colonel Schell » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:03 pm

Really, #!CrunchBang and Mint are poles apart in the approach to the desktop: the main edition of Mint uses Gnome, but #! is based on Openbox, which I find refreshingly simple. So both are refreshing in different ways: Mint for flavor, and #! for simplicity.

But I've solved the problem of choosing by installing Fluxbox CE Mint on a separate partition, and it works fine. Now my wife can have her Gnome desktop and I can have my Fluxbox. If I don't switch back to Xfce...so many editions, so little time.

Anyway, it's great to see that Mint is getting the attention it so richly deserves.
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