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LinuxMint 19 – Beta

June 26, 2018
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LinuxMint 19 beta Review

Fast interface, boots quickly, and is overall pretty incredible.

I have been running linuxmint 19 beta since it was released in the first week of June 2018 and love the new system.  I have it running on a old HP Pavillion with a quad core 2.0 mhz 6 gigs of ram machine.  I have it installed on a 1 tb solid state drive which obviously helps the performance.  However, while the performance far exceeds that of a previous Windows 10 install, the Linuxmint 19 install also exceeds that of LinuxMint 18.

Couple quick thoughts:

Interface:  Fabulous, fast, smooth, and very slick graphics and great performance.

Boot Time:  Seems to have greatly improved over the previous version 18

Updates:  The new update system is fast, very slick and refined.

Timeshift:  While a new feature and I haven’t used it extensively, it is a welcome addition and will easily compete with windows restore points.

Hot Corners:  Installed by default (might be on 18, not sure) and is very useful and smooth.  Easy to setup and it makes switching between virtual desktops extremely useful.

My overall experience with LinuxMint 19 has been fabulous and would easily recommend it to all windows to users with both new machines and older machine.  True, there are more native applications available for windows machines, but for 75 percent of the users in the world (my estimate) LinuxMint 19 has everything you need the the performance is absolutely worth it.

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