Linux Mint 15
The Linux Mint team have just finished building the 15th release of their famous Linux distribution and have finally announced the big release! Most of you waited for this moment since Ubuntu released their latest version in April. Now, Linux Mint 15 comes with more improvements and more new tools to help you!
Some people consider Linux Mint as the most easy to use beginner friendly OS in the planet. Some find it even easier than Windows and Mac. Its built on the famous Ubuntu. But Mint is a lot different from its mother. The Linux Mint team always tried to fix problems in Ubuntu. For example, Mint doesn’t have the fancy Unity or Gnome Shell that confuse some users. It have its own desktop named Cinnamon and Mate which offer a much familiar and an easy to use look and feel. With the latest Linux Mint 15, things got even better!
The latest Linux Mint version is named Olivia. According to its developers, the latest Linux Mint 15 “is the most ambitious release since the start of the project”. The latest release has a lot of improvements to Cinnamon and Mate. Now, it have its own control center which can be used to customize a lot of aspects of your machine. Its more powerful than the default Gnome control center.
Linux Mint 15 also have a new display manager which use HTML5 themes. You can also use older themes but these new themes will be better looking and you can even add animations to them.
Olivia also have a new Software Sources which have more features than the Ubuntu version it used earlier. Now, you can also manage PPAs directly from the sources. Recently, Ubuntu merged the Driver Manager into the Software Sources. Now, Linux Mint 15 have separated them.
Download Linux Mint 15 Now…
Apart from these changes, there are a lot of small features and fixes. I haven’t installed it yet. So, I only know what they told us in their official announcement. Now, download Linux Mint 15 and tell us what you think!