Linux Mint 17 Review Round-Up

Reviews of Linux Mint 17 dominated the news feeds today. Our round-up includes five reviews, video tour, and a screenshot slideshow. It’s probably not much of a surprise, but consensus is two thumbs up for Linux Mint 17. Jim Lynch was probably first out of the gate with his Sunday review of Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. He said the Update Manager (and Software Sources) received lots of improvements this release. It’s faster, doesn’t search for fastest connection each start-up, it doesn’t require root, and no longer locks APT cache. The Driver Manager can now install from disks if no Internet connection and multi-monitor support is vastly improved. He concluded, "Linux Mint rarely disappoints when a new version is released, and Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon is no exception. I think most Linux Mint users are going to be delighted with it." Next is Jamie Watson with his focused review of Mint 17′s UEFI support. Despite warnings that one should turn off Secure Boot, Watson says it’s "absolutely not necessary." His report is actually quite boring in that he had no real issues to list. But check out his full piece for more on installing on UEFI enabled machines. Self-described non-techie Arindam

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