This is looking to be an awesome Linux release, including Video codecs and flash plugins in the release means that you can be online and watching the OSGUI tech show in no time, in Windows XP, which I have recently re-installed, I have had to go online and download the flash plugins to get Youtube working and you would have to do this even in Windows 7. Linux is taking on OSX it seems with the release of version 10 or version X in Roman numerals. But I am happy with my Gentoo installation, but for those who like Linux Mint, this is shaping up to be the most user friendly release of Linux Mint yet. Ubuntu is version 10.10 and this is version 10 of Mint, which of course is based on the aforementioned Ubuntu 10.10 and hopefully would include heaps of firmware to get your laptop WIFI working, as that is always a bugbear of Linux.
But this is not really a problem, you can go online and get the firmware, but it is good to be like Fedora and include heaps of firmware to begin with. I am recovering my blog after the catastrophic loss of my blog database, but I am starting again and not worrying too much about that. The database for my forums was not hurt, but no-one uses them anyway.
In-depth Screencast Review & How-to Install Tutorial for the new Linux Mint 10 RC Release Candidate 64bit edition code-named Julia which is based on Ubuntu Linux 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
“The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 10 RC. Linux Mint 10 comes with updated software and brings refinements and new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use: the Welcome screen will now give you the opportunity to install the missing multimedia codecs and to upgrade to the DVD edition; the menu highlights your newly installed applications and makes them easier to find; available applications are easy to find too – the menu is aware of what’s available in your repositories so you can search for software and install packages without opening the software manager; the Software Manager gives you a nicer browsing experience…”
More info & Download: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1554
Original video production by the http://www.OSGUI.com Tech Show.
The aftermath of the floods here in Wagga Wagga. The river peaked at 8.6 meters and here is a shot of the flooded Wagga Beach carpark.