Searching for an alternative to Ubuntu and it’s new interface more friendly for tablets than desktops, I came across Linux Mint. Apparently this is topping the tables at distrowatch, whatever that is. Anyway, I thought I would give it a go on my new PC while it is still fresh out of the box.
Mint has some basis on Ubuntu, and the install proceeded on a familiar path. However, starting the desktop was immediately a breath of fresh air. The interface is clean and crisp. I think they may have overdone the “green mint” theme a tad, but colors are easy enough to change. What impressed me most was the ease of getting to applications and navigating between windows. It strikes me that Mint would also work well on a tablet, but they have managed to do it in such a way that it is equally usable on a desktop.
Linux Mint has a great look, and is easy to use… just like Ubuntu used to be!