Linux Mint(Code Named as Julia) RC 10 LXDE has just released a week ago,with a lot of improvements.Linux Mint is one of the popular Linux Based OS targeted for Desktop users.Linux Mint is very simple to use;it comes with GNOME desktop as well as KDE desktop.
Since Linux Mint is open source as well as free you can download and try now! There is nothing to loose(Create a separate partition of more than 3GB(recommended size is 10 GB if you want to try some applications) and install it along with your other operating system whether it is windows or other Linux based OS e.g Ubuntu,Be sure to create a backup for existing data/os).Download the required ISO from its official website (link is given below) –
Download Linux Mint
If you are new to Linux based OS then Download Linux Mint User Guide(it is available in many languages) and follow the instruction properly.If any problem occurs let me know through comments.
Upcoming Changes/New Features in Linux Mint 10
- New Look and Feel
- Software Manager
- Update Manager
- System Improvements
Speed Up Desktop by using LXDE desktop
Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment or LXDE is very fast desktop environment which consumes less CPU and RAM in compare to other Desktop Environment(KDE or GNOME).Hence LXDE is also known as energy saving Desktop Environment.It is open source and Free;maintained by developers community.It comes with charming interface,multi language support,Keyboard Shortcuts,tabbed file browsing and other additional features.LXDE is specially designed for older computers or mobile devices,Laptop,Cloud computers with low hardware resources-RAM/CPU.You can install LXDE on Ubuntu – 9.10 or 10.04 0r 10.10 or older versions,or other linux based operating system like Debian,Fedora..It is the default Desktop Environment for lubuntu.
Installing LXDE in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx LTS
#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager(from System->Administration->SPM) and enter your login password if required.
#2. Then,Search for ‘lxde’ and the mark the first row for installation.Click on ok to select dependencies.
#3. Next,click on Apply and wait for the installation to complete(It will only take a couple of minutes).
#4. Now,you have installed LXDE desktop on Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx.To use lxde logout from the current session and select lxde desktop from dropdown menu located below the screen.That’s All.