It is raining new releases this month as a result of the domino effect caused by the release of Ubuntu 11.04. The latest in line is Linux Mint. Team Mint has always managed to come up with a distro that improved the strengths of Ubuntu many fold while remaining true to the original one. However this time the scene is completely different.
Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint 11, code name "Katya": "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 11 'Katya'." This release brings improvements to software manager's user interface, new artwork, various system changes, and usability improvements to the update manager: "One of the biggest improvements made to the Update Manag
This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 11 (Katya)
desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.
that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on
their Windows desktops.
Each time a new version of Ubuntu is released, a new version of Linux Mint quickly follows. Linux Mint 11 has just been released and it's probably the best version of Linux Mint ever. If you aren't familiar with Linux Mint then you've missed out on what is arguably one of the best desktop Linux distros available.
Linux Mint 11(Katya) has been released. But this time, it has come with a lot of notable changes, rather than just a green themed Ubuntu derivative. It clearly follows the same Ubuntu 11.04 base, but intentionally ditched the controversial Unity interface instead sticking to the traditional Gnome(2.x series, no shell!).
After Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) has reached end of life on OCtober 28, development of Linux Mint 11, codenamed Katya, has also stopped.It’s not unusual for Linux distributions to make way for better operating systems.
Just a few minutes ago, Linux Mint 11 “Katya” has been released. Linux Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu which comes with the restricted packages that are not installed in Ubuntu such as audio codecs, video codecs, Flash etc. In short, Linux Mint is an Ubuntu derivative aimed at the new users.New FeaturesLinux Mint 11 is based on Ubuntu 11.04 but it does not use Unity.