Well well well, its that time again. No, not time for the perculator ,but for another release of Linux Mint. This time, we are on number 13. It is available to run using Mate’ or Cinnamon. Two desktop environments that are relatively new, but are taking the world by storm nonetheless.
I wish to thank the Linux Mint team yet again for their concern about what “the people want”. This was not just making a change for the sake of change as has been remarked about Ubuntu. The new direction that has been going on since 11.04, and the apparent rift between those who prefer Unity and those who liked it “the way we were”. I can at last say that I have tried Unity for a while now, it got a fair chance, but it’s just not for me. I really really wanted it to work for me, but it just didn’t. Such a pity.
It is because of that that I have made the decision to run Mint 13 on at least one of my PC’s at home and even my laptop, instead of Ubuntu 12.04. I don’t feel as though it is awful, I just prefer the taste of mint. There are those who prefer to use something that at least looks like Gnome2 by default and I am one of them. So as it turns out, I am not a “one in a million” after all.
I downloaded the iso file last night and ran it in a program called VirtualBox with the host OS being Ubuntu 10.10. LOL!! I thought I told you that we won’t stop! Using it that is. It will be supported for five years just like Ubuntu 12.04 and thats awesome. Yet another reason why it like it.
Remember the old Mentos commercials from the 90′s?
I don’t know why, but I thought of that commericial right when I was about to write this post. Then I watched and said to myself: I have got to use this!
Well here it is!
I thought you would like that. Keep on the look out for I will be talking more about my experiences with Linux Mint 13. If you have any experiences with it please let me know.