01/2010 FOSS Sig

mint8logoLinux Mint 8

We reviewed the latest Linux Mint 8 operating system.

Linux Mint 8 is an enhanced distribution of Ubuntu 9.10 which is based on pure Debian code. Mint 8 produces the elegant Linux desktop.

We saw the remarkable collection of software included in Mint 8 and saw some minor customizing to include favorite shortcuts on the desktop. We also saw Compiz Fusion desktop.


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knoppix1Knoppix Live CD

We viewed short demos of the latest Knoppix 6.2 Live CD and a first look at Google Chrome OS.

As you’re probably aware I’ve been using Linux as my exclusive operating system for more than three three years. I’ve successfully broke-away from Windows, MS Office, and Internet Explorer. I hope to convince club members and better-than-average-computer-users to try Linux and see how it can meet your needs. Remember Linux is “free as in freedom” and “free of cost.”

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