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Old 11-05-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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LXer: Linux Mint 12 'Lisa' to Come with a Customized Gnome 3 Desktop


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Linux Mint 12 'Lisa' will come with its own customized desktop and it will be based on Gnome 3. The core desktop will be based on a series of Gnome Shell extensions called “MGSE” (Mint Gnome Shell Extensions) that will provide a layer on top of Gnome 3. MGSE also includes additional extensions such as a media player indicator, and multiple enhancements to Gnome 3. Thus Linux Mint 12 will be more like a hybrid desktop balancing traditional desktop and new modern technologies. Also Gnome 2 fork MATE can make it to the live Linux Mint DVD if all the remaining integration issues are ironed out in time, thus providing users a side by side experience of both Gnome 2 and Gnome 3.

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Two quotes of the Linux Mint Blog post that will make Mint interesting for many people that are not comfortable with Unity/Gnome Shell and the way Ubuntu releases are made:
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our vision of an Operating System is that your computer should work for you and make you feel comfortable. So with this in mind, Gnome 3 in Linux Mint 12 needs to let you interact with your computer in two different ways: the traditional way, and the new way, and it’s up to you to decide which way you want to use.
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Traditionally, we release at the end of November, usually around the 20th. With that said, quality matters more than the time-frame and so until we’re happy with what we have, we won’t release it. We release “when ready” and so I can’t tell you for sure when that will be.
If they make that reality I think that Mint may be very interesting for a large number of Linux users.
 
  


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