Linux Mint is Linux Distribution that based on Ubuntu, Linux Mint 12 RC has been release along with the release of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric. So .. what's features inside ? .

Linux Mint 12 RC has been release. Linux Mint 12 was built based on Ubuntu 11.10 and Gnome 3.2, what changes inside and what's features which makes different from Ubuntu 11.10. Check following review :

Gnome 3.2 + MGSE
Different from Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric, LInux mint come with Gnome 3.2 as default environment complated with Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) which makes it feel not to leave its previous environment Gnome 2. MSGE is a desktop layer on top of Gnome 3 that makes it possible for you to use Gnome 3 in a traditional way. You can disable all components within MGSE to get a pure Gnome 3 experience, some features of MSGE are :

  • The bottom panel
  • The application menu
  • The window list
  • A task-centric desktop (i.e. you switch between windows, not applications)
  • Visible system tray icons
Mint Gnome Shell Extensions Menu
MATE
In this RC you will get two option of destop, that is Gnome 3.2 and Gnome 3.2 + Mate, Mate is a fork of Gnome 2 which is compatible with Gnome 3. Eventually, MATE will be in every way identical to Gnome 2 and represent the future of traditional desktops within Linux. See following video for Linux Mint 12 RC Gnome 3.2 + Mate :


a video above is taken from channel here
Themes and Artworks
Linux Mint 12 uses a new theme called Mint-Z which is based on Mint-X and Zukitwo, Linux Mint 12 also provide high quality of wallpapers which can be choosen on appearence setting.

Download Linux Mint 12 RC
Interested to try ?, you can download both CD's or DVD's through following links. for complate installation and application you should download the DVD.

Linux Mint 12 RC Review Video
Here Linux Mint 12 RC review video taken from youtube. 
 

a video above is taken from channel here
 
read also : Install Linux Mint application over Ubuntu 11.10


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