I’ve always had a geeky side which has led to experimentation with other operating systems, such as FreeBSD, Solaris, and Linux. This weekend I started to wonder what the Linux community was up to so I headed over to DistroWatch to read up on the news. I saw a distro that I had never heard of before in the number 3 spot: Linux Mint.
I downloaded a copy of their Elyssa release and ran it on VirtualBox.
Here’s Mint’s opening statement in their About Us page:
* Linux Mint’s purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution.
The tagline also stated that the distro was elegant:
* From freedom came elegance
That’s what I was expecting. An elegant distro.
When I got to the login screen I remember thinking: “Hmmm, will this be the one?”