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Linux Mint 9 review

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Mint 9, aka Isadora, is the latest update to the desktop-focused, Linux distribution based on Ubuntu (10.04). It is one of the more exciting desktop distributions, with a nice selection of custom-developed graphical management utilities.

Because it is based on and closely tied to Ubuntu, Linux Mint versions are always released after Ubuntu has been released, usually about one month after. With this review, I hope to highlight some of the good and not so good features of Isadora.

Let’s begin with some of Mint 9’s good features:

1. Excellent out of the box functionality – Because it ships with both open source and proprietary applications, Linux Mint 9 provides all the application functionalities you need for a fun and productive desktop computing experience. This means that you will have no issues enjoying your favorite Youtube videos in Firefox, and that it (Firefox) will pass the Java test. Aside from Flash and Java, you will be able to view just about any multimedia content on the Web. All the free movie trailers on film.com will be yours to enjoy.

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