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GPT disk partitioning guide for Ubuntu 13.10 on a PC with UEFI firmware

GPT disk partitioning guide for Ubuntu 13.10 on a PC with UEFI firmware

This article offers a step-by-step guide on how to create GPT partitions on Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with UEFI firmware. Because Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and use the same installer as its parent distribution, it can also be used to create GPT partitions on Linux Mint 16. Before I started on this article, I took a look […]

How to install Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16 on a Btrfs filesystem

How to install Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16 on a Btrfs filesystem

This tutorial presents a step-by-step guide on how to install Linux Mint 16 and Ubuntu 13.10 on a Btrfs filesystem. Btrfs is CoW (Copy on Write) filesystem with support for features like read-only and writable snapshots, subvolumes, incremental backups, deduplication, and multiple device support. You may view the complete list of features here. The screen shots used in this tutorial […]

Manual full disk encryption setup guide for Ubuntu 13.10 & Linux Mint 16

Manual full disk encryption setup guide for Ubuntu 13.10 & Linux Mint 16

This tutorial presents a step-by-step guide on how to configure full disk encryption manually on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16. It will also work for any other Ubuntu-based distribution, like Linux Deepin. The point of setting up encrypted partitions manually is so that you can create more than the two default partitions (root and swap) created by Ubiquity, Ubuntu’s […]

Apply the nuke patch to LUKS cryptsetup in Linux Mint 16 and Ubuntu 13.10

Apply the nuke patch to LUKS cryptsetup in Linux Mint 16 and Ubuntu 13.10

This short tutorial shows how to apply the Kali Linux nuke patch to LUKS cryptsetup in Linux Mint 16 and Ubuntu 13.10. From a physical security and privacy-enhancing perspective, the nuke patch to LUKS cryptsetup is the best news from any distribution so far this year. What the nuke patch gives you, is a cryptsetup command that allows you to […]

Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Cinnamon, KDE and MATE review

Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Cinnamon, KDE and MATE review

Linux Mint 16, code-named Petra, is the latest edition of the popular desktop edition that is based on Ubuntu Desktop. This edition is different from Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE), which is also from the Linux Mint project, but is based on Debian, not Ubuntu. The Linux Mint line of this distribution has support for the Cinnamon, KDE, MATE and […]

GRUB Customizer 4 released. Install it on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16

GRUB Customizer 4 released. Install it on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16

GRUB Customizer 4.0 has been released. Install it on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 16. GRUB Customizer is a graphical utility for managing GRUB 2, the boot loader used on most Linux distributions. For both experienced and new users, it can come in handy when and if you need to mess with GRUB. It is the work of Daniel Richter. […]

Linux Mint 16 Petra Cinnamon Desktop screenshot preview

Linux Mint 16 Petra Cinnamon Desktop screenshot preview

Linux Mint 16, code-named Petra, will be the next stable edition of Linux Mint, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. It could be released sometime this month or early next month (December). This distribution’s release track record suggests that Linux Mint 16 will be released less than two weeks from today. And when that happens, it will be the […]

Cairo-Dock 3.3 released. Install it on Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

Cairo-Dock 3.3 released. Install it on Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

Cairo-Dock 3.3, the latest version of the application that provides a dock interface for Free Software desktop environments, has been released. This article highlights some of its new features and also shows how to install it on Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon. Cairo-Dock is a Mac OS X Dock-like application for Linux and BSD distributions that supports OpenGL and freedesktop standards. […]

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon review

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon review

Summary: Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon review takes a detailed look at the Cinnamon editions of the latest release of the popular desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Cinnamon is a new desktop environment developed by the Linux Mint team, and is built atop GNOME 3 technologies. Linux Mint 15, the latest edition of the desktop distribution based on Ubuntu […]

How to replace Ufw with Firewalld in Linux Mint 15

How to replace Ufw with Firewalld in Linux Mint 15

Firewalld and Ufw, the Uncomplicated FireWall, are two firewall management applications installed in some of the most popular Linux distributions. Ufw is the default firewall application installed in distributions based on Debian and Ubuntu, while Firewalld is the default in Fedora, where it replaced the old firewall application when Fedora 18 was released. It is a project of the Fedora […]

How to customize Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

How to customize Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

Summary: How to customize Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon by disabling the Hot corner and adding the Expo, Scale and Workspace switcher applets to the panel. Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon, ships with the latest version of the Cinnamon desktop environment. Like everything else, some users like Cinnamon, some others think its interface is outdated. I say, use anything you like. It’s […]

Linux Mint 15 MATE and Cinnamon screen shots

Linux Mint 15 MATE and Cinnamon screen shots

The latest edition of Linux Mint was released late yesterday. Code-named Olivia, Linux Mint 15 brings the latest editions of the MATE and Cinnamon desktop environments. This article features some screen shots from test installation of both flavors in a virtual environment. First from Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon test installation. The login screen is beautiful. Not only that, you can […]

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon review

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon review

Linux Mint 14, code-named Nadia, is the latest edition of Linux Mint, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Contrary to what the release number suggests, Nadia is actually the distribution’s seventeenth public release, coming almost six years after Ada, the first edition. Aside from the line based on Ubuntu Desktop, Linux Mint also maintains a line that is based […]

How to customize Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

How to customize Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

The latest version of Cinnamon desktop that shipped with Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon offers users a stable and fun-to-use desktop environment built on modern user interface technologies. It comes with many desktop effects, with defaults that do not get in your way. While the default settings are good, there are a few settings that you can customize to make it […]

Linux Mint 14 MATE and Cinnamon preview

Linux Mint 14 MATE and Cinnamon preview

Linux Mint 14, code-named Nadia, hit the download mirrors yesterday. That’s less than 10 days after the first Release Candidate was announced. What type of testing does this thing get? By the way, that’s normal for Linux Mint distribution, but again, how well is this distribution tested before it’s released to the public? I don’t expect an answer to that […]

Dual-boot Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon and Windows 8 on UEFI hardware

Dual-boot Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon and Windows 8 on UEFI hardware

Alternate titles: How to dual-boot Linux Mint 13 and Windows 8 Pro; dual-booting Windows 8 and Linux Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon side-by-side. This article is this website’s latest on Linux Mint, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Previous articles are available on the distribution’s category page at http://linuxbsdos.com/category/mint. After writing dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI hardware, the […]

Linux Mint 13 KDE and Xfce preview

Linux Mint 13 KDE and Xfce preview

The KDE and Xfce editions of Linux Mint 13, code-named Kaya, have been released. Previously released editions were the MATE/Cinnamon editions, which have already been reviewed on this website (see Linux Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon review). Linux Mint is a Linux desktop distribution based on Ubuntu desktop and is one of the most popular Linux distributions still in active development. This […]

Linux Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon review

Linux Mint 13 MATE/Cinnamon review

Linux Mint 13 MATE and Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon are the latest releases of the main line distribution of Linux Mint, the desktop-centric distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. MATE is a desktop environment forked from GNOME 2, while Cinnamon is a fork of GNOME (3) Shell. Both desktop environments aim to satisfy users who refuse to let go of old […]

How to dual-boot Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon/MATE and Windows 7

How to dual-boot Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon/MATE and Windows 7

Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon and Linux Mint 13 MATE are the latest editions of the popular Linux desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. This tutorial presents a step-by-step guide on how to dual-boot either one with Windows 7 on a computer with a single hard drive. Because the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 13 share the same installation […]

MATE vs Cinnamon

MATE vs Cinnamon

Read an updated version of this article at Your choice: Cinnamon or MATE. MATE and Cinnamon are two recent additions to the list of desktop environments and window managers available for Linux and BSD distributions. You see, in the free software/open source community, there is nothing like too many options. The more, it appears, the better. The aim of this […]