Linux Mint 15 Olivia Cinnamon Review
Posted on: 06/08/2013 12:42 PM

Dedoimedo published an enthusiastic review of Linux Mint 15 Olivia with Cinnamon desktop, tested on T61 laptop with SSD and Intel graphics, covering live session, installation in a quad-boot setup, and post-install usage, including Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba sharing, look & feel, customization, themes, system settings, multimedia playback - Flash, MP3, iTunes (QuickTime) in HD, Microsoft Media Server (MMS), applications choice, software managers & updates, resources, stability, suspend & resume, printing, some visual and other glitches, and more

Linux Mint 15 Olivia Cinnamon Review

OK, time to go wild. There. A joke on the very first line of this article. If you got it, feel free to email me, because it's darn wicked. Yes. Linux Mint 15 Olivia has been officially released a few days back, and its dubbed the most ambitious Mint version ever. The spring edition comes with the standard Cinnamon and MATE flavors, with tons of changes, lots of polish, and solid functionality out of the box. On paper.

It's time to see whether the grand promise stands to a test of reality. We will begin with the Cinnamon version, on a T61 laptop with 2GB RAM, two SSD, Intel graphics, and no proprietary drivers. Then, next week or so, we will branch over to my other laptop with Broadcom and Nvidia stuff, and also test MATE separately. Ought to be interesting.

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