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Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" XFCE Review: Simply the best

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Simply put, it has become really boring to review any Linux Mint distro as I need to write the same words again and again. Things work so perfect with Mint and honestly, I haven't seen any other Linux distro better than Mint in terms of stability and performance. Last year when I reviewed Linux Mint 13 XFCE (the long term support one), I coined the release as the best of the year for any XFCE distro. Same words go for Linux Mint 14 XFCE as well, it just only got better from the last release.

In nutshell, Linux Mint 14 XFCE has just got almost everything that you need from a good distro and it offers much more. It is lightweight, detects hardware impeccably, gives correct resolution and is buttery smooth to use. There is hardly anything that goes wrong with the Linux Mint release. Now my good words are exhausted and lets talk something not so good about Linux Mint. I guess, it might be bothering some of you too.

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