And this, show applications from a specific category. In this case, the Game category. Speaking of game(s), Linux Mint 12 LXDE, like all Linux Mint editions, does not ship with a single game application, but as you can see from this screen shot, there are dozens from six sub-categories that you can install from.
This screen shot shows the Update Manager, with some of the application updates available for installation. By default, the system is configured to check for updates 30 seconds after booting and every 15 minutes thereafter.
Security-wise, Linux Mint 12 LXDE ships with ufw, the command line frontend to IPTables, the Linux firewall management application, deactivated. Which means that Gufw, the graphical interface to ufw, is not configured, even though it is installed by default. Aside from a deactivated firewall, none of the 3 application-level firewalls for Linux distributions is configured. What all this translate into is that a default installation of Linux Mint 12 LXDE has a very poor network security posture, coupled with an equally poor physical security profile.
LXDE is a decent desktop environment, but it is not for the likes of me. I prefer powerful desktop environments, with all the modern bells and whistles. Which probably tells you that the computers around me are very powerful machines, not low-resource ones designed for LXDE, Xfce and other lite desktop environments. But that is just me. Other users, even those with powerful computers, still prefer a minimalistic desktop environment. If that describe you, and you do not mind the security shortcomings of this distribution, then the latest edition might be just want you are looking for.
Resources: You may download an installation image of Linux Mint 12 LXDE from here. Note: Only a 32-bit image is available for download.
Screen Shots: View more screen shots from test installations of Linux Mint 12 LXDE.
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