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a new exciting Distro - Linux Mint Bianca version released

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Bianca is out and available for download!

Many thanks to the Linux Mint community from which we managed to gather precious ideas and feedback. We've brought a lot of changes into Bianca and we hope you'll like it.

Here are the main changes:

Minty Artwork and a brand new desktop...

Bea was nice and blue but people complained that it still looked Ubuntu-ish and they couldn't see why Mint didn't look Green. So Bianca comes with two brand new themes; Bianca-Blue and Bianca-Green which give the distribution a whole new "minty" look. Only one panel at the bottom, a Slab-like menu, new default icons... play with it and tell us what you think Smile

New Innovations, New Software, New Repository

We've put a lot of efforts into Bianca and started writing our own applications and our own packages. A new repository was added to Bianca for users to be able to get the latest innovations through APT upgrades. It is also possible to upgrade from Bea to Bianca.

The following applications were added to Bianca:

- mintMenu, a replacement for the Gnome menu which is inspired by SUSE's Slab and based on USP.
- mintConfig, a Control Center application which is inspired by SUSE's configuration tool and based on UCP.
- mintDisk, a program which automatically mounts FAT32 and NTFS (Read/Write) partitions (which are not defined in fstab) and places a shortcut on the desktop.
- mintDesktop, a program which among other things "mounts" Windows network neighbourhoods.
- mintWifi, which contains a guide, a collection of drivers and a diagnostic tool to make it easy for you to set up your WIFI card without having to connect to the Internet.

And last but not least...

- inserting an ipod doesn't launch amarok anymore
- upgraded all packages including Firefox to version 2.0.0.1 and Amarok to version 1.4.5
- the live CD now supports 6 languages: English, French, Spanish, Greek, Swedish and Turkish.
- OpenOffice 2.1 comes with support for English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Italian and Turkish. Support for other languages was added to the repository.

From their forum!

Hi everybody,

Linux Mint 2.2 Bianca is out and available for download!

Download mirrors: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.html
Screenshots: http://www.linuxmint.com/screenshots.html
Release Notes: http://www.linuxmint.com/20070220.html

- Make sure you read the release notes and the notes from the download section.
- Come and talk to us on the IRC channel while your copy of Bianca is downloading.
- Enjoy Bianca and give us your feedback on it.

Clem

I tried Bea and loved it much nicer and cleaner and refreshing than Ubuntu. Bea is 98% Ubuntu based though.

The people on the forum are also much nicer and more helpful than those on the Ubuntu forum.

Just a nice place to be.

http://linuxmint.com/

re: Mint

I actually like Mint (and that's from a diehard Fedora user).

Zenmind wrote:
The people on the forum are also much nicer and more helpful than those on the Ubuntu forum.

Not really - looks like a bunch of Ubuntu Fanboys just moved to a new hang out.

They still have the "If you use root - you must be a freaking noob or moron" attitude.

Funny, EVERY distro since the birth of UNIX used root for decades without a problem, now it's oh so fashionable to protect the user from themselves.

EXCUUUUUUUSE MEEEE!!!!!

1. a reply is below me.
2. clarification in unfortuanetly needed! Hence the response.
3. I am a neophyte to linux.
4. I have struggled 15-18 hrs a day for help on the Ubuntu forums and that was a joke. not 1 thing was accomplished or helpful or successful. Too many opinions and not enough knowledge.
5. I had serious help and more productive ness done within 1 day at Mint Forums than Ubuntu forums in 5 days.
6. I am not a geek or nerd.
7.I am and have been fascinated with linux for 8-9 years. but owning macs and not pc's made me apprehensive to get into such a command line dynamic of which i know notta and also having windoze machine in my house if I could not get linux to work.
8. I was trying to spread the word. That was it.
9. these are my honest comments; no hidden agendas.
10. i regret posting this now that you are such an idiot.
11. This is not my site or Your site and that is why i was hesitant to even post this reply. I am trying to respect the person who owns and runs this site.
12. logoff......

re: blah blah blah

Zenmind wrote:
1. a reply is below me.
10. i regret posting this now that you are such an idiot.

And yet not only do you comment, you resort to childish name calling.

There's these things called "opinions", perhaps you've heard of them? You're free to express yours, I'm free to express mine, and the great thing about opinions, no one has to believe the other guys.

Not sure why your panties are in a knot, I neither slammed Mint (what part of "I actually like Mint" is unclear to you?) nor did I direct my comments towards you personally, but to the Minty forum in broad general terms.

If you like the Minty forums - more power to you, so do I. I have no problem putting up with Fanboy attitudes. Unlike the general masses, I find that weeding out the fluff from the usable content is pretty easy, so as long as I get an answer to my question, fanboys can rant and rave all they want, that's fine with me.

You have been dipping into

You have been dipping into the Skippy peanut butter too much! Maybe your jar was on the recall list!

pft!

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