GNOME 3 and Unity Alternatives: Cinnamon vs. Mate
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 16, 2013
Looking for the GNOME 2 experience? Linux Mint is the obvious choice. But how do its two desktops--Cinnamon and Mate--compare?
Tags: open source, Linux, Gnome, Linux Mint, desktop, Unity, Cinnamon, MATE
GNOME or KDE? The Old Question Is New Today
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 09, 2013
Despite the growing number of choices, the question on the desktop today remains "GNOME or KDE?"
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Linux Mint, desktop, Unity, Cinnamon, MATE
9 Major 2012 Events That Will Influence the Linux Desktop in Coming Years
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 27, 2012
2012 was a lively year on the Linux Desktop, with the promise of more to come next year.
Tags: open source, MySQL, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, tablet, Linux Mint, Calligra, MariaDB
Experimentation vs. Tradition: The Future of Innovation on the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 08, 2012
The new diversity of Linux desktop choices could actually hinder innovation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, Linux Mint, desktop, Unity
The Ripple Effect of Windows 8
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published October 30, 2012
When our firm's employees found Windows 8 too unwieldy, we transitioned to Linux Mint instead and soon found that we didn't need any Microsoft products at all.
Tags: open source, Linux, Microsoft, Windows 8, applications, Office, Linux Mint, desktop, LibreOffice
Linux Mint's Mate: GNOME 2 Lives Again
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 17, 2012
Linux Mint's Mate is the most successful of all the efforts to keep GNOME 2 alive.
Tags: open source, Linux, Gnome, Linux Mint
Linux Mint vs. Ubuntu: the Best Option?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 02, 2012
One Linux distribution prizes stability and safety, while the other tends to be ahead of the curve.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux Mint
Is Linux Mint a Better Choice than Ubuntu?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 12, 2011
Could the rapidly growing, user-friendly Linux distro attract converts away from the mighty Ubuntu?
Tags: Ubuntu, Gnome, open source software, Linux Mint