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Old Jul 12, 2015, 11:14 AM   #1
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Linux Rare breed: Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants

Penguins need love and attention too. I found LM to be extremely stable, user friendly and well thought out, with great support from both the developers and the community.



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These days, the desktop OSes grabbing headlines have, for the most part, left the traditional desktop behind in favor of what's often referred to as a "shell." Typically, such an arrangement offers a search-based interface. In the Linux world, the GNOME project and Ubuntu's Unity desktop interfaces both take this approach.

This is not a sea change that's limited to Linux, however. For example, the upheaval of the desktop is also happening in Windows land. Windows 8 departed from the traditional desktop UI, and Windows 10 looks like it will continue that rethinking of the desktop, albeit with a few familiar elements retained. Whether it's driven by, in Ubuntu's case, a vision of "convergence" between desktop and mobile or perhaps just the need for something new (which seems to be the case for GNOME 3.x), developers would have you believe that these mobile-friendly, search-based desktops are the future of, well, everything.
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My gf uses this distro, it seems pretty slick and user friendly compared to kernel 2.4 era stuff.
Linux has gone forward leaps and bounds in the last say 2-3 years.

The only thing that really remains is replacing the old Xorg with the new Wayland for a simpler and more efficient architecture and getting some things polished here and there.

My friends parents who are both in their 70s also use Mint nowadays, he said he hasn't had to do anything to the machine after installing it on it, a polar opposite to having to fix Win all the time.
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