Linux Mint 8 RC1 is Available

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    Linux Mint 8 RC1 is now available. The Linux Mint Blog » Blog Archive » Linux Mint 8 “Helena” RC1 released!

    I loaded it on my second laptop last night. The installation process was quicker than Ubuntu. The boot time is also faster than Ubuntu. For me, I saw a 15 - 20 second difference. There are a lot of new internal features, as well as some cosmetic ones. If you don't like the color scheme, you can easily change it. I have been putting the OS through its paces, and haven't had any problems. In my opinion, Linux Mint is the way to go. Give it a try. ;)
     
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    So, I haven't yet figgered out all the stuff Ubuntu does and they have a new OS already?

    damn, Sam! :lol:
     
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    Linux Mint has been around for a long time. lol I like it better than Ubuntu. In my opinion, it is more professional.
     
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    Well, CDs are cheap enough and there's nothing on my boat anchor anyways. :)
     
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    That is the spirit. What is your snarky impression of Ubuntu thus far? Linux Mint has a Window XP feel to it.
     
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    I can't get it to pick up a wireless signal right now, so I'm using my new box for the time being and waiting 'til I get back to the ranch in Wisco to fiddle with it.
     
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    This calls for a good old fashioned Southern toast:

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    Linux Mint 8 has officially been released. :D Awesome. I highly recommend Linux Mint.
     
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    if you have a spare machine with decent hardware you should test out gentoo. you will learn a lot about how linux works
     
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    Desktop of Linux Mint 8. I like my desktop simple and clean.

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