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Linux Mint 17.1 "KDE"
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2 9323 04-27-2015
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Description: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' KDE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2019. The previous version of Linux Mint used KDE 4.13. In this release, KDE is upgraded to version 4.14. Support was added in MDM and in the session for the KDE wallet to be fully integrated with Linux Mint. Although a Wallet Manager is present for configuration purpose, no interaction is needed for the KDE wallet to work. The wallet is created automatically with your first login, and it opens automatically in the background with every new session. The Update Manager now groups packages together according to their source package."
Keywords: Ubuntu-based KDE LTS MDM-support KDE-wallet

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Old 03-12-2015, 10:56 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2006
Distribution: Mepis and Fedora, also Mandrake and SuSE PC-BSD Mint Solaris 11 express
Posts: 378

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: great usability, hard drive encryption out of the box
Cons: only one desktop environment possible per image

Overall, each of the spins are great to use. I'd recommend using either KDE or MATE if you are just getting started. Cinnamon is also excellent.

Still, there is no master distribution which has all of the popular desktops installed once. PC-BSD, whatever it's advantages or disadvantages, allows you to choose one or as many as close to a dozen different desktops at once during the initial install.

Currently, I'm running mint 17.1 on a HP all in one T23. I removed and gave away the original hard drive and substituted a SSD instead. I also put in the maximum amount of RAM (16 gigs) but left the CPU alone...

... for now!!

It's excellent and linux sees all the hardware on the computer itself. You may or may not have to use a wired USB keyboard or mouse. I haven't tested the ones included in the box.
Old 04-27-2015, 06:04 PM   #2
Jon Wilob
Registered: Apr 2015
Posts: 28

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10

Pros: Easy for new Linux users to learn.
Cons: Very few if any.

Mint 17.1 stole me away from Ubuntu 14.04 and Zorin. The only distro I would recommend over Rebecca for new users is Linux Lite. LL for me was by far the most intuitive and easier to learn Linux with. Windoze folks making the transition from Gates' garbage would be well served using LL. A wonderful install is to dual-boot LL and Mint 17.


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