Linux Mint 17:Cinnamon; Is it the best? What are its features?

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Linux Mint Cinnamon was released few days ago and many downloads have been recorded in its official page till date. I've heard that Linux Mint is the best Linux based Operating System. If yes, what are the features in Linux Mint which make it better than any other versions of Linux OS? Also, can anyone suggest me, what are the thing to notice while selecting a Linux Distro?

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Linux Mint 17:Cinnamon; Is it the best? What are its features?


Linux Mint is almost the best operating system among the all releases. This UNIX based system is more likely to have more features than the other version. The most notable among these features are described as follows:

  • The new User interface is almost very user friendly. It is more user friendly for the users working with windows operating system.

  • Update Manager :

    This panel is much more developed. This panel no longer refreshes itself to root mode when clicked. It shows more description, tends to look and feel better, and it does not interrupt more frequently. The UI is greatly improved. It is faster and acquires more stability.

  • Driver Manager:

    The Driver manager can install drivers without an internet connection.

  • Software Sources:

    This configuration panel possesses a more usability improvements.

  • Welcome Screen:

    It launches much faster and also uses fewer resources. The screen no longer uses webkit and is redesigned.

The following figure shows the interface of Linux Mint:

While selecting Linux Distro the thing is to be notice is that:

  • It has a new UI. Much more User friendly.
  • The Distros are mainly designed just to replace the previous OS and are redesigned to give a fresh look.
  • It possesses a cross platform Ubuntu One Cloud sharing and file synchronization service offering a 5GB of free storage space.


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