The Linux Mint project has released version 15 of the desktop that they’re calling the “most ambitious release since the start of the project.”
New features in Linux Mint - based on Ubuntu - include elements designed to make management and use easier and smoother.
The distro also features a driver manager for installing and managing proprietary drivers from Nvidia, ATI and Broadcom, using a new interface featuring lists and icons.
“MintDrivers relies on the same Ubuntu backend and works the same way as software-properties-gtk. It just looks a bit better,” says Mint's What’s New page.
A new tool called MintSources has been built to manage packages and source code from the main screen, and replaces software-properties-gtk.
Also updated is the Cinnamon desktop, now at version 1.8, with bug fixes and new features that include Cinnamon Settings; you no longer need go through the GNOME Control Centre.
Users can also add Android and iOS-style widgets to your desktop, called Desklets, select a screen saver and customise your log-in screen using HTML5.
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