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  1. George says

    GRnich wrote:

    Say, Jim, why don’t you have a stab at PCLinuxOS? They’ve just released a flurry of 2010 versions for KDE, Gnome, XFCE, LXDE, and several minimal versions as well. Some haven’t replicated out to worldwide mirrors yet, but the newest downloads are available at ibiblio.org

    Thanks for keeping us all informed about new releases of linux!

    You mean like this?

    http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2010/04/20/pclinux

    :cool:

  2. Brian Masinick says

    I think the point here is whether the team did a good job overall with the integration. Particularly since this one is a "community" respin without the full complement of distribution support, I'd say that they did pretty well overall, but it's also clear that lacking that one leader, like Clem with Mint, Texstar with PCLinuxOS, Patrick Volkerding with Slackware, or Warren Woodford with SimplyMEPIS, the community edition just slightly misses on product quality, messing up the localization of the splash screen and the correct configuration of the video and sound – even though the core sound server works properly. These are relatively small, but fairly important, details, nothing that a release team and a good QA team couldn't easily tackle and fix. I think that Clem has some ideas to better integrate the respins with the core team and that may help the next few releases.

  3. Eddie Wilson says

    LinuxLover wrote:

    As much as I love Linux Mint, the KDE version is based on Kubuntu, which is a red headed stepchild in the Ubuntu family. It gets nowhere near the attention or polish Ubuntu gets

    You must not have used Kubuntu lately. No longer is Kubuntu a second class citizen and that is proved out by the reviews of Kubuntu 9.10. It is one of the most polished and stable KDE distributions that you can install. But enough of that and back to Mint. I'm not a KDE fan but my wife uses Mint on her computer. Mint KDE is great for new Linux users and very nice for a community edition. As far as color goes I think that the green is butt ugly and I'm glad it's blue but that's just me. :biggrin: Anyway this was a nice review and LinuxMint 8 KDE CE is a distro worthy of installing. Anybody who hasn't tried it should.

    Thanks

  4. GRnich says

    Say, Jim, why don't you have a stab at PCLinuxOS? They've just released a flurry of 2010 versions for KDE, Gnome, XFCE, LXDE, and several minimal versions as well. Some haven't replicated out to worldwide mirrors yet, but the newest downloads are available at ibiblio.org

    Thanks for keeping us all informed about new releases of linux!

  5. labatts says

    I always find it amusing when people put time and resources into developing these new releases (and even time to write articles such as this for that matter), only to have people complain about something as trivial as default color schemes.

  6. mandog says

    Linuxlover

    All mint distros are based on Ubuntu?

    Mint KDE is a community distro not an official mint distro I personally think they did a very good job. I must agree that green does look nicer but hey it only take a minute to change no big deal. It boots fast and is very snappy to use I think mint KDE is like many others led down by KDE. Examples amorok flagship audio player crashes constantly playing a CD, system search uses to many resources. KSCD is a JOKE and many more.

    These are not Mint or any other distros problems they are KDE.

  7. LinuxLover says

    As much as I love Linux Mint, the KDE version is based on Kubuntu, which is a red headed stepchild in the Ubuntu family. It gets nowhere near the attention or polish Ubuntu gets. Second, what I love about Linux Mint is how they changed and enhanced the Gnome experience and their wonderful theme and artwork. It's the standard all other distros should be held to. However, with the KDE version, it's pretty much the usual KDE fair. I also don't like them moving away from the green theme. Mint=green and not blue. It's silly.

    Honestly, they should start with Ubuntu and tack on KDE with the standard Mint dark + green theme/look. Every Debian distro user wants to use Synaptic, anyway… Who cares if they mix GTK+/Gnome and Qt/KDE as long as the look and feel is made to be consistent throughout.

    I love KDE, and am not really a Gnome user at all. However, Linux Mint makes Gnome so nice and KDE so ho-hum, I'd rather be using the Gnome version. It's too bad Linux Mint doesn't have the resources to venture off on their own. They do so well with what they have, I can only imagine what they could do with more resources, digging much further into the distro.

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