linux mint 9 bundled with many cool features

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  1. mack_guy911

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    Love that background, also puts the rumor to rest that new Mint would be based off Debian and not Ubuntu.
     
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    hmmm i guss
    it based on ubuntu but many features like software management and Backup Tool....etc is re right from Debian
     
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    Well many features in Ubuntu are debian, its after all debian based, some new wrappers here and some convenient features there.
     
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    yea true :D
     
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    It's been four months since I discovered it, and I still can't get over how much I love this distro. The only thing I dislike is that it uses Ubuntu's repos (full of stagnating, outdated software), but given it's other strengths, I'm perfectly willing to overlook that shortcoming.

    Looking forward to the new mintMenu, especially the option to always start in favorites mode.
     
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    There a PPAs for many of the software in Ubuntu repos which then can be updated to latest, examples are Tramsission, Pidgin and many more where the devs have setup ppa to get the latest. Works in Ubuntu and Mint.
     
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    Well... as I've already explained many times before (I'm sure some people are probably sick of it by now), it's still a less-than-ideal solution. Sure there're workarounds, but workarounds aren't solutions, and the problem is still there.
     
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    Few distros give latest unless some sort of 3rd party repository is added, thats the fact of life in linux, also there is getdeb which offers most of the stuff in deb form for both x32 and x64 for those needing latest. Its virtually impossible even for big resourceful teams like Fedora or Ubuntu to keep a track of all latest apps and port them with regularity without any regression testing, of course by enabling upstream, one can still manage to stay close to latest with some stability. Arch is actually quicker in that sense as any volunteer can create a package. In case of Ubuntu, unless and until security flaws or issues are experienced, the software stays as is but then every six months one does get a chance to get a fairly newer bunch of packages.
     
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