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  1. #1
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    Jul 2010

    Linux Mint vs Ubuntu

    Linux Mint is depended on Ubuntu and two distributions have much in similar. Both use the identical repository. For example, release 6 ("Felicity") uses the set of packages used by Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10). Most packages are an equivalent in both distributions, and from version 6, each release of Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, while formerly they were based on the preceding version of Linux Mint. Linux Mint is focusing on sophistication, and includes a number of applications that is not present in Ubuntu, and vice versa. Mint has some design differences compared to Ubuntu, for example:
    • A dissimilar user interface, including a customizable main menu.
    • An unusual approach to update management.
    • A set of applications designed to make system management and system administration straightforward for end users.
    • A different software packages installed by default and a little variations in system configuration.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2009

    Re: Linux Mint vs Ubuntu

    The major version (Main) Linux Mint has often been named as the best Linux distribution for beginners, because of its ready for use due to the applications already installed by default and the presence of proprietary codecs (such as support for MP3 and Flash). From an engineering standpoint, the main differences are as follows:
    • Unlike Ubuntu, Linux Mint does not communicate the date of issue of new deployments. The releases are announced when ready (When ready) may be released early or late if they are discovered bug critical.
    • Unlike Ubuntu, the viewpoint of Linux Mint is compatible with the utilization of proprietary software. Linux Mint favors the extend of open source technologies, but also considers substitute proprietary world. The user experience is first of licensing issues.
    • Ubuntu and Linux Mint update accept thoroughly dissimilar strategies. Ubuntu recommends its users to update all packages and switch to new version using an update method based on APT. The resulting problems are marked as temporary problems that can be determined with future updates. In contrast, Linux Mint advised not to upgrade packages that can attack the constancy of the system and recommends the use of a policy of Backup.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2008

    Re: Linux Mint vs Ubuntu

    While the core of Linux Mint depends on Ubuntu , the design, some applications and in general the look and feel, are developed unswervingly by the team of Linux Mint: Differences include themes, codec media, a personalized menu based on that of Windows as an alternative of the default Gnome, a collection of system tools designed to make straightforward the use of the system users. Linux Mint operating system can be described as a smart, clear and functional interface. Mint was founded in 2008 as a variant of Ubuntu with the peculiarity of having already integrated all media and codecs to play multimedia audio and video. Today, however, is released for free as a complete operating system with its own menu, a setup wizard and within different software and tools.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2009

    Re: Linux Mint vs Ubuntu

    Its uniqueness and its most valuable is a graphical interface that presents itself in a very pleasant and the easiest to use of ii operating systems, even more than Windows. On its website, the project leader claims to have taken the best features of all other Linux distributions and to have them merged into Mint, but beyond the normal appreciation of his father, I feel really encouraged to try, is to approach Linux the first time, is also in place of Ubuntu. From the comments I've seen for documentation on the differences with other distributions, I have noticed many users praise Mint as between deployments simpler and easier to use, but do not remove the taste of customization for those who like to play with.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2009

    Re: Linux Mint vs Ubuntu

    Among the main features of Mint is almost complete customization of the desktop and menus to launch programs, preparing to play movies and music of all types and all sizes, the possibility to set the screen resolution also high when used with large monitors, the presence of some configuration tools very easy to use and the availability of different versions depending on user needs. Linux Mint being a close relative of Ubuntu (both based on Debian), it uses the same different program including the so-called "Package Manager" that would be the repository to download and install various software. Mint is also on full compatibility with wireless connections in WiFi because it already includes in itself all the necessary drivers. Mint Linux is open source, currently at version 7 (whose name is "Glory") and the ISO file (CD image) you can download from the official site. Since then is free software, you can use at school and at work and can be exchanged with friends and colleagues.

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