Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Linux Mint5 Elyssa?

ubuntu8.10

ubuntu8.10

Well first I should thank to Canonical guys for sending me their latest versions of Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I mean ubuntu8.10  and kubuntu8.10. They are doing hell a lot of work to give their best OS to Linux community. I appreciate you guys a lot.

Lets start with ‘ubuntu8.10’. Yes it was nice. It took about 24 minutes for the installation (with 1.8GHz of processing power). They have improved some of its art work and it’s in good shape. I think now its working more stable more than it ever did. And maybe some of you want see any difference but believe me it has improved, GNOME is used to be like that. GNOME developers never breaks it simplicity.

KDE4.1

KDE4.1

Then I installed ‘kubuntu8.10’ into My PC. It took about 17minutes. I was tempting to try this out from a long time because I m kind a KDE guy. It was KDE4.1. yaa…. By all means it has changed a lot! I mean a ‘lot’! It’s with all kind of fancy widgets and smashing stuff, finished with an awesome art work. Seems to be KDE developers have worked hard past few days. But actually it didn’t fit for me. Because I felt it puts too much weight on my 512MB RAM card (it requires 256MB of minimum RAM, so I got twice), I felt that its simplicity has taken away. I felt some day its going to be like ‘vista’ (which freaks me out and don’t like). But I’m not telling KDE4.1 is bad or confusing the user. It has lots of good new things. This is something I felt personally, so may be you’ll like it so much. But I personally like KDE3.5 more than KDE4.1

Linux-Mint5
Linux-Mint5

Linux mint5…well before ‘5’ ill tell you about ‘4’. I also wrote a post about linux mint4 Daryna recommending to use it. With no doubts I still say its a cool/awesome distro. But! Sometimes its a disaster! Because it gets crash a lot and have problems on stability. For this purpose Linux mint developing team has gave a great answer. Its Linux Mint5. I’m using Mint5 Elyssa from the day its been out and I still didn’t experience any errors (I don’t know, maybe its ‘Crash Handler’ is not working! Just joking). It comes with KDE3.5.9 and comes with all the useful packages and codex (which I mentioned early in my old post about Daryna). Fun to work with, I recommend this for every one to use.

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The Flavor of Mint

       At the beginning I was so unhappy about Linux distributions. Because I didn’t found the right thing to satisfy me. So I tried lot of distribution. I tried Fedora 8 (it’s my 1st shot), Debian Etch, Elive, Ubuntu and Kubuntu.

            But finally I found Linux Mint. Presently I’m using Linux Mint4 Daryna KDE Community edition. Well all I have to say is “Cool”! It comes with all the latest Linux packages, and especially it’s a good solution for people that don’t have an internet connection at their home.

            There are some special features I really like in Daryna. The first thing is its very user friendly so it’s easy to work with, and it’s also focused on Entertainment side. I mean about the players, like Kaffeine, MPlayer and Amarok. Yet I didn’t found any media format which is not running in these players! Amazing huh! Usually in other linux distros we have to download the codecs and stuff to run media files for the first time we use it. But Daryna provides all those things in its DVD.

            I have to say something about the ‘Kate text editor’. It makes my work very convenient.  I use it for my coding purposes instead of ‘vi editor’. I use it to code “html, xml, java scripting, c++, c and php”. K3B is another exiting software to use! Once I heard that it’s the finest CD/DVD writing tool in Open Source Software.  When I want to do any Art Work I usually open GIMP.  Daryna provides the latest version of GIMP. It works just like adobe photo shop, but very simple and low memory consuming.

            Some other Software I like in Daryna is Gwenview, Kpdf, OpenOffice and FireFox.  You only have to spend 25 minutes of installation time to experience its taste. I personally think all other Linux distributions should be like Linux Mint. Because its very attractive, accurate and reliable to work with. I think Linux Mint is another tremendous achieve of GNU/Linux.        

                           

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