Linux Mint 12 ‘Lisa’ Adds GNOME 3 Shell

Linux Mint 12 ‘Lisa’ Adds GNOME 3 Shell

Linux Mint, probably the most beginner-friendly Linux system out there, has hit version 12 with quite a few neat features and improvements.

Chief among them is a new shell based on Gnome 3 (preferred by at least one Lifehacker editor, new themes, and the choice of DuckDuckGo as the default search engine (which is easily changed, if you’d like). It’s free to download and try out on just about any computer.

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  • Umm, the real exciting thing about this release to me is that the DVD version comes with a fully configured MATE desktop (ie. GNOME 2 fork). I’m not a Mint user, but will definitely be downloading it to give MATE a go, as I’m sure many others who are not happy with the downgrade from GNOME 2 to GNOME 3 will also do.

    Also, quite sure that screenshot is a screenshot of Mint using the MATE desktop and not the GNOME 3 one (it’s on the official website’s page about Linux Mint 12 changes)… just sayin’…

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