Final Thoughts & Who Should Use It
Linux Mint 8 works well for pretty much any desktop Linux user. Since it’s based on Ubuntu 9.10, it has all of the advantages of that release but with the additional value of the Linux Mint tools, multimedia codecs and other goodies.
Newcomers should definitely consider Linux Mint; it’s a great distro to get started with though it might spoil a newbie. Experienced Linux users can also appreciate what Linux Mint has to offer though it might be a bit too easy for a “roll your own” kind of advanced user.
|Product:||Linux Mint 8|
|Pros:||Software Manager & Update Manager upgrades, configurable places, Upload Manager & File Uploader added.|
|Cons:||Slightly less attractive default wallpaper, no bundled games, Chrome browser not available in software repositories.|
|Suitable For:||Beginner, intermediate or advanced desktop Linux users.|
|Summary:||Linux Mint 8 brings Linux Mint up to speed with Ubuntu 9.10 and adds some custom upgrades of its own. An excellent desktop distribution that any Linux user should consider using.|