Dedoimedo recently reviewed Linux Mint 6 Felicia. The review is enthusiastic and covers some of the improvements brought in the latest release. Happy reading everyone.
Link to the review:
Dedoimedo writes: “Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, which means you’re in for rock-solid stability, an extremely friendly experience, rich and fast software repositories, and lots of support. Most Ubuntu solutions work for Mint […]”
–> We changed the way we build Linux Mint since version 6. Until now the latest release was built by upgrading the previous one and Linux Mint, initially forked from Ubuntu Edgy, was following its own separate branch. With Linux Mint 6 and for future release we decided to focus on the desktop layer and to leave the Ubuntu base intact. We now build Linux Mint directly off their equivalent Ubuntu releases. So the two distributions are more compatible than ever before.
Dedoimedo writes: “[…] it has a tremendous User Guide.”
–> The Main Edition of Linux Mint comes with a PDF User Guide. If you haven’t read it yet, please do so: http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/6/user-guide/english.pdf
Dedoimedo writes: “For a strange reason, Linux Mint did not detect my Wireless adapter, although Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex did.”
–> I’d like to know more about this. Felicia’s base is Intrepid and unless you’re using the mintWifi drivers the hardware detection for wireless cards should be exactly the same as under Ubuntu.
Dedoimedo writes: “[…] there was a sound issue with my Windows-made moron video. […] The Windows video problems can be solved by using VLC. And I believe the driver issue can be solved by manually tweaking. Nevertheless, I will be waiting for the next release to see if this problem gets resolved.”
–> We test DivX/AVI and WMV playback before every release. Would it be possible to get a link to that video? Did anyone else notice this problem?