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Linux-Mint-15“First steps in Linux Mint” – this is a continuation of our article “Easy replacement for Windows XP part 1”.

XFCE desktop should run flawlessly with the old hardware. Once logged in, you will see displayed a fairly simple desktop. XP users can quickly orient themselves.

Located at the bottom of the Taskbar is the “Start” menu. In the “Settings | Display” adjust the screen resolution. If at this stage there were problems, it means that the automatic integration of the graphics card has failed. Do not worry. Go to the menu «System | Driver Manager», and from the list of video drivers, select the one that is marked with the word “recommended”, and then click “Apply Changes”. Reboot the system. If the driver for the Wi-Fi module was not installed automatically, it can be set through the “Driver Manager”. Continue reading

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Easy replacement for Windows XPThirteen years after the release of Windows XP, Microsoft discontinued support for the product. Consequently, it became a target-of-opportunity for hackers.

In need of a replacement, users can turn to convenient and secure Linux Mint – an excellent alternative.

Even if the termination of support for Windows XP is not a surprise to you, you should be aware that this system persists on some old PCs. Vulnerable people might be children, your grandmother, or a friend. In any case it is dangerous to let the situation continue. At age thirteen the methods used for security, are very far behind contemporary standards. Continue reading

Linux-Mint-15Linux Mint Debian Edition: Update Pack 7 was released as the “latest” update pack yesterday.

A new version of the assembly of alternative distribution Linux Mint – Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) Update Pack 7, made on the basis of Debian Testing packages ( classic Linux Mint is based on packet- based Ubuntu).

In addition to using Debian packages, LMDE important difference from the Linux Mint is the constant upgrade cycle packages (model of continuous updates : semi-rolling release), in which the packages updates come out constantly and the user at any time has the ability to go to the last versions. Continue reading

Linux Mint 15Available version of Linux Mint 15 distribution with the Xfce desktop-environment

Available Xfce-edition of Linux Mint 15 distro. The distribution is based on the packet-base Xubuntu 13.04 and comes with a desktop environment Xfce 4.10, supplemented by a series of original applications, simplifying setup and operation of the system.

In particular, Linux Mint uses reworked menu system, a private manager to install and upgrade applications, the original interface for system setup mintConfig, means for performing backup mintBackup etc. The size of the boot iso-image is 970 MB. The distribution can run on systems with 384 MB of RAM, but for the comfort of the recommended 1 GB of RAM. Continue reading

Linux Mint 15Linux Mint 15 is based on packet-based Ubuntu 13.04, is fully compatible with it, but essentially different approach to the organization of the user interface and the selection of the default applications.

Linux Mint developers provide a desktop environment, the corresponding classical canons of desktop organization, which is more familiar to people not taking new methods of constructing the interface Unity and GNOME 3. Available for download DVD-assembly on the basis of shells MATE 1.6 (1GB) and Cinnamon 1.8 (928 MB). Continue reading

Linux-Mint-15Developers of the popular Linux Mint distribution May 16, 2013 introduced version 15 of its desktop product.

According to them, in Linux Min 15 have been completely updated desktop environment MATE and Cinnamon, and also added new applications to manage application software and new drivers.

Olivia Linux Mint 15 is based on the latest version of the Ubuntu operating system, and the developers plan to supported until January 2014. There are also version of Linux Mint 15, based on Debian can be switched by software on the Ubuntu repositories, and a six-month cycle support. Continue reading

MATE 1.6 desktop environment

After eight months of development release is available desktop environment MATE 1.6, in which the continued development of the code base GNOME 2.32 with preservation of the classical concept of the formation of the desktop.

The new version includes about 800 changes in the preparation of an edition was attended by 39 designers and more than 150 translators. Installation packages from MATE prepared for Arch Linux, Linux Mint, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Slackware, and openSUSE. Continue reading

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