It gets updates from both the ubuntu trusty lts repository and the mint 17 qiana mainline repo. There are some specific linux distros out there that specially target the new and casual linux users, most notably, linux mint and zorin os. Im looking for testers for a project ive been working on. Xfce is known as a lightweight yet powerful alternative to the mate desktop environment. Go here to see the post associated with that video. How to install mate alongside cinnamon in linux mint. Linux mint 17 qiana with the mate desktop is not a bad distro. Tips and tricks for linux mint after installation mint 18 mate edition. Linux mint is free of charge thanks to your donations and adverts on the website and we hope youll enjoy it. Linux mint mate is an operating system based on the worlds most popular free distribution of linux, ubuntu, and built around the traditional mate desktop environment availability, supported platforms and boot options. Some of the packages we distribute are under the gpl. Unlike ubuntu unity sporting a vertical launcher on.
I do believe the update manager is that much livelier. Until 2016, future versions of linux mint will use the same package base as linux mint 17, making it trivial for people to upgrade. Linux mint team finally announced the release of 17. Linux mint 18 finally arrives download cinnamon and mate. Hi everyone, this post is about linux mint mate and xfce, specifically about which is faster and uses less ram. Tips and tricks for linux mint after installation mint to 16 cinnamon edition. I replaced my win 7 system with it when it crashed recently. And it is used in one of the official flavors of ubuntu ubuntu mate. Heres a quick tutorial on how to make a custom icon using gimp. Select all gksudo pluma etcxdgmenusmateapplications. This beginners guide shows you various ways to customize your mate desktop environment to change its look and feel mate is one of the best desktop environments for linux distributions. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to.
Linux mint are currently arguably two of the most popular linux distros with debian around. And with every new iteration of linux mint is a much more refined software that. Whats new and exciting in the latest releases of linux mint 17. Linux mint this forum is for the discussion of linux mint. Keyframing, effects, hardware support for blackmagic and leap motion shuttle controls are just a few of the features that set kdenlive apart from other editors. Select all sudo cp usrliblinuxmintmintmenupluginsapplications. It works right from the start well, not like win10 thats is an annoyance to use, monstrous big updates that take hours and afterwards you have to reset all your settings and delete all their extra.
Oct 10, 2018 this post is about linux mint mate and xfce, specifically about which is faster and uses less ram. Also included in the project are 64 and 32 bit versions of brians mint mate remix, a respin of linux mint 17, with the addition of the same custom themes found. Searching, finding and installing software was a breeze. Nothing surprising or out of the ordinary here, its a desktop with wallpaper and a couple of.
Tips and tricks for linux mint after installation mint 17. Create a linux mint remaster with multisystem and hymenu. Mint 17 mate menu editing updated section for mint 19. Hi all, the next july i presents a dilemma, using ubuntumate 16. Jun 29, 2016 linux mint 18 backgrounds mate tons of improvements and features in linux mint 18. This will show how you can install mate alongside cinnamon in linux mint. Tips and tricks for linux mint after installation mint 17 to. It would be unfair to say that you cannot update themes in ubuntu, but youd have to follow a lengthier process to do so and look up the themes online.
We can say that this desktop environment looks like windows 10, and for daily use we recommend you to use cinnamon version for modern computer. May 17, 2017 linux mint 18 sarah is a longterm service lts release which will be supported until 2021 according to the developer. These 2 are the most popular choice as the desktop environment of linux mint. The cinnamon edition of linux mint 18 is based on a linux kernel 4. I am going to stick with this particular distribution and may try out win 10 sometime in the future so that i can keep uptodate with the latest windows os in order to remove any viruses my friends and neighbors may encounter with their. Every linux distribution has a bash profile customization file in the home directory. Aug 28, 2017 kdenlive linux mint is capable of using any made for linux video editing software available. All in all, the small pile of errors and glitches does leave a sour taste, and makes this release an underwhelming performer. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features. I really think mint is the best overall distro, but for some reason it bores me after awhile. Upon installation, you can opt for some proprietary software such as necessary media. This will probably be a fairly short post, because most of the detail is in the video.
Linux mint window customization options outshine windows by martin brinkmann on june 06, 2015 in linux last update. Linux mint from windows about 3 months ago, and ive been really enjoying the os and i got myself quite deep into the customization of linux mint, even created different themes for the os. And unlike ubuntu unity sporting a vertical launcher on the left side of the screen. In this tutorial, ill show you how to upgrade to linux mint 19. In the case of cinnamon and mate, both are the result of the controversial gnome revamp. Macro, mate s own wm, and compiz, the good old wm where you can do cool things like rotating cubes that became the signature of. Both linux mint and ubuntu have quite similar requirements. But it pales against the cinnamon version, and clings to its old problems like favorite scabs. Then, you can later install another desktop environment on top of it and run them side by side.
Linux mint 17 will receive security updates until 2019. Linux hint published a comparison between zorin os and linux mint, comparing the desktop environment, support, and software collection. For older hardware, ubuntu does best with lubuntu, xubuntu and ubuntu mate flavors and mint users also have mint mate edition available. The default linux mint desktop environments, cinnamon and mate, support many. January 04, 2018 32 comments whenever im not at home, im taking my thinkpad laptop with me that i installed linux mint on. Now i have the posiblilidad back to ubuntu, but either perform a simple upgrade to linux mint 18 with possible problems or a new installation with ubuntu. As both of them are heavily inspired by gnome 2, you can find a lot of similarities.
Cinnamon is the original flavor of linux mint whereas mate is a desktop environment with legacy. By default, there are variants of the mint x and the followup mint y themes provided. It can be used very extensively to change the prompts appearance and function. How to install mate alongside cinnamon in linux mint make. It was developed as a continuation of gnome 2s traditional look as gnome 3 took a different route. Jul 24, 2011 no, lxde is not lighter and faster, at least not considerably.
Cinnamon, mate, xfce, and kde are just some of the different versions of linux mint. Every 2 years, theres an lts long term support release, which provides support for 5 years for the desktop and server version of ubuntu. Dec 29, 2018 linux mint 18 will be using the linux kernel 4. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable to use. Tips and tricks for linux mint after installation mint 17 to 17. I went into both the software manager and the synaptic package. Linux mint 17 is a longterm service lts release which will be supported until 2019 according to the developer.
Linux mint window customization options outshine windows. Since i started with gnu linux i used ubuntu, but with the change desktop i switched to linux mint. How far can you go with customization on mint cinnamon. The following comparisons will showcase the difference between mate and cinnamon desktop on linux mint. Linux mint and pop os both are incredibly stable and user friendly without taking away the ability to poke around under the hood. I have multiple mint installs, lm, lm17, and lmde most. For new computers, whichever way you go, youre going to be fine. My question is how far can i go with customization of the mint cinnamon edition. The mate edition of linux mint 18 is based on a linux kernel 4.
My project is a simple windows application that will install linux mint without the need for a usb drive or making firmware changes. Linux mint comes bundled with a variety of free and opensource applications. Sep 18, 2017 top 5 reasons why i only use linux mint best linux distro ever. If you like the new features in linux mint 19 you might want to start using it. It has a choice of desktops, including cinnamon the default, mate and xfce.
Tips and tricks for linux mint after installation mint 18. Linux mint with kde plasma is the best choice for computer or laptop with the high specification. I need testing for windows 7, windows 8, bitlocker, dual boot, full drive. The best tips and tricks for the most popular distro linux mint 17, 17. Jan 15, 2018 linux mint comes in different versions, with different desktop environments and default applications. Dec 17, 2019 linux mint is distributed into two editions, one with the classic and low on resources mate window manager and another one with the modern cinnamon, a clone of the gnome 3 desktop.
Kde offers a rich desktop experience for the end user. Maybe one pc to see any differences but the other ones stay at 18. While a fresh install is always an option, some of the existing mint users have the option to upgrade to linux mint 19. Also includes different default artwork and custom themes from. To try compiz, run menudesktop settingswindows and choose compiz. Linux mint comes in different versions, each with a different desktop environments and default applications. And with every new iteration of linux mint is a much more refined software that continues to trump over ubuntu. Xfce on the other hand gives you a lot of additional features and customization options and much better looks it even has a lightweight composition engine built into xfwm, you can activate it under window manager tweaks. The look and feel segment also received a major facelift.
It doesnt matter whatever desktop environment youre using, its always easy to shift to a new desktop environment. Comparing to that, linux mints software manager is lighter and quicker. A select version also preinstalls some proprietary software such as. This preinstalled treasure chest of customization includes themes, desklets, and applets. How to convert pdf to word without software duration. Ubuntu releases a new version every 6 months, so its release cycle is scheduled.
Linux mint 18 backgrounds mate tons of improvements and features in linux mint 18. Tips and tricks for linux mint after installation mint 18 mate edition tips and tricks for linux mint after installation mint 17 to 17. In the past couple of days i changed some icons in an attempt to customize my copy of mint. You can use qemu, kvm, virtualbox for a test run of the iso or you can use your physical computer for testing making a. How to customize your ubuntu terminal prompt foss linux. I switched to linux mint from windows about 3 months ago, and ive been really enjoying the os and i got myself quite deep into the customization of linux mint, even created different themes for the os.
Linux mint is arguably one of the easiest and most userfriendly linuxbased. Lxde has enough features and customization for me and i like to do the maximum with the minimum possible, its fun and a good way to learn. Just like the cinnamon edition, the mate flavor described here is available for download as two live dvd iso images, one for each of the supported hardware platforms. Linux mint is distributed into two editions, one with the classic and low on resources mate window manager and another one with the. Kdenlive linux mint is capable of using any made for linux video editing software available. Are there any borders beyond i cant customize it any further.
Jan 05, 2019 by default, linux mint offers more customization options compared to ubuntu, at least in their gui settings. For more information on desktop environments in linux, this article on the mint forums has an excellent explantation of the differences between desktop environments, window managers and more. Sep 21, 2015 linux mint 17 is a longterm service lts release which will be supported until 2019 according to the developer. Linux mint is composed of many software packages, of which the vast majority are distributed under a free software license also known as open source.
Linux mint is using the mintx as the default theme, but you can customize it to suit your preferences easily. Tips and tricks for linux mint after installation mint to 16 mate edition. Xfce is often considered lighter but frankly in ubuntu 14. Linux mint is a communitydriven linux distribution based on ubuntu or debian. Unfortunately, i changed the icon for trastempty to an icon that i liked. Here is my list of things to do after installing linux mint 18 to get a power packed experience out of your mint. Since linux mint 19, the kde edition will not be released because of the work on cinnamon. That said, my most resounding recommendation remains kdenlive. Software manager ubuntu software center takes a lot of time to load, eats up resources heavily and it slow while interacting with it. While ubuntu doesnt have many customization options, linux mint. Xubuntu xfce, ubuntu gnome, ubuntu budgie, ubuntu mate. They are both quite userfriendly and for the linux newbie, you couldnt be wrong choosing either for a very long time, ubuntu was considered the distro of choice by most linux enthusiasts, but it has currently been surpassed by linux mint and debian as the distro. Linux mint has the best communitydriven theme repository in all of the linux distros. If you want to access their source code you can use the aptget source command.
Some of the key changes in this release involve the handling of software updates and managing hardware drivers. This article provides detailed instructions on installing and switching to the mate desktop on linux mint 17. You can change your custom folder icon back to the default by clicking the. You can customize linux mint mate with the use of themes. You can use qemu, kvm, virtualbox for a test run of the iso or you can use your physical computer for testing making a live usb or burning the iso to cd or dvd. Desktop customization the new cinnamon desktop environment in linux mint 17 qiana offers a lot. The prompt is the part that comes up after a user logs into a user account. In addition, mint 17 mate plays very well with compiz, emerald. Likewise, the software manager is more robust, and you no longer get that package refresh splash.1673 402 719 778 1633 328 1406 1425 501 855 733 1267 1396 1409 522 660 837 1450 51 1322 388 737 127 1325 657 206 1388 989 769 376 767 171 3 1049 1193 887 94 251 1068 425 134 1299 36