After XP: Linux Mint MATE version (90%)

Linux Mint is a bit of a darling in the Linux world right now.  Originally intended as an improvement on Ubuntu, Mint is slick and is a finalist in the “it just works” category for first-timers and more experienced folks.

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After XP: about linux desktops

First off:  this is a difficult concept to describe.  I will do my best.

Windows has taught us that what you see when you boot up your computer is the same as anyone else running that version.  Not counting personalization like screensavers, wallpapers, etc.  The START menu is in the same place, icons act the same way, the taskbar looks about the same.  (Windows 8’s ‘Metro’ interface is an exception and is discussed below).

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Continue reading