I suffered a network problem this week, that I misdiagnosed as being a laptop problem, when in fact, it was my router.
This in a round about way, led me to Install the latest version of Linux Mint - 9 Isadora, based on Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx, which in turn uses the amazing Debian core.
Enough reviews can be found around the Internet singing its praises, without me adding to the tune, but it truly is an excellent release.
Mint - Felicia version 8.10 RC1
As many of you will know, recently Ubuntu released its latest operating system and at the time of writing this review the latest Ubuntu offering was that of Intrepid Ibex version "8.10" Mint latest offering towards the Ubuntu flavours is known as "Felicia" so thought it useful to take a look at the Mint Gnome version or version "8.10".
Mint is a distro - German of course - that has a wonderful appeal about it, although not a Ferrari it certainly looks as good as one, perhaps a better analogy would be a BMW, a masterpiece of German engineering thats Mint not the car. Most Linux distro's are derivatives and Mint is no exception it is Debian based ie "Ubuntu", one of Ubuntu criticisms is that whilst it works very well, is stable and reliable it just does not have great looks. Mint does have looks and really good one at that, it has a certain wow factor which appeals to many, it also has many of the features from the box that many spend time and effort to install on other flavours.