Linux Mint is a linux distro based on Ubuntu which is aimed at producing a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. It comes preinstalled wtih many plugins and programs and is a ‘ready-to-use’ Operating system.We are glad to announce that Linux Mint 10 KDE has been released with KDE 4.6.
Linux Mint KDE
Now, after downloading the image, just burn it to a DVD or make a USB bootable (make sure the USB is 2GB or more). Boot into Mint and enter the LIVE user mode. Fireup the installer and follow the instructions:-
1) Select your ‘Language’ and click forward.
2) At the ‘Disk Setup’, select ‘Specify Partitions Manually’ and proceed.
- Select an ’empty’ partition and click ‘add’ and make one ‘root’ partition by selecting mount point as ‘/’. Select ‘Filesystem type as ‘ext4 journaling filesystem’ and proceed.
- Similarly create a swap partition and click ‘Install now’
- Make sure you allocate 10Gb or more space to root and swap can be made double that of system-RAM.
3) Select your Timezone and proceed.
4) Select the preferred ‘Keyboard Layout’ and move forward.
5) Enter a desired ‘Username’ and a strong ‘Password’ and tick ‘Require my Password at Login’ to keep things secure.
6) Now, wait or the download to complete and then restart to get to Mint KDE.
Here are the sceenshots :->
A view at the KDE Desktop
Mint 10 KDE has KDE version 4.6 which comes with new looks and a lot of updates. See for yourself :
Linux Mint 10 Gnome & Debian Edition 201012
Linux Mint also comes in Gnome and Debian Edition. The latter also uses Gnome as DE but its a rolling-distro and is fully compatible with Debian and not Ubuntu as opposed to Mint-Gnome which has been build upon Ubuntu 10.10. LMDE has all Mint 10 features and following additional ones :-
- Linux Mint Debian Edition aka LMDE supports 64 bit and comes packed in a DVD
- Performance boost (using cgroup, the notorious “4 lines of code better than 200? in user-space)
- Installer improvements (multiple HDDs, grub install on partitions, swap allocation, btrfs support)
- Better connectivity and hardware support (pppoe, pppoeconf, gnome-ppp, pppconfig, libgl1-mesa-dri, libgl1-mesa-glx, libgl1-mesa-dev, mesa-utils installed by default)
For any queries regarding Linux-Mint or any other regarding Ubuntu can be asked at the Forums.