mintgames1

By right-clicking on the search icon, you can pick the search source. Selecting any one of the first five options will limit your search to community.linuxmint.com.

mintmenu5
Search sources

To make it a little bit easier to find newly installed applications, they are listed in bold text.

mintmenu3
mintMenu - Newly installed applications

Applications: The main edition of Linux Mint 10 comes loaded with both free and non-free applications. If the application you need is not installed, you will find it in the repository. There are three applications installed for playing videos – Totem, GNOME-MPlayer, and VLC. Even with libdvdcss installed by default, Totem is unable to play encrypted DVD videos. GNOME-MPlayer and VLC had no problem playing encrypted DVD videos.

Firefox (3.6.10) is the only browser installed (Firefox 3.6.12, the latest stable version, is not yet in the repository). Out of the box, the system packs the plugins Firefox needs to render most multimedia applications. For Flash content, for example, Adobe’s flash plugin is installed. With Oracle’s JRE installed, Firefox passed the Java test.

Related Post:  How to dual-boot Linux Mint 10 and Windows 7

The only category of applications missing from a new installation of Mint 10 are games. Not a single one is installed. Even if you install from a DVD image, the default installation will not feature a single game. Moovida is the only media center application in the repository (it is not installed by default). XBMC, the other free media center application, which is integrated into Sabayon Linux, is not even in the repository.

Graphical Software Manager: Linux Mint ships with two graphical package management applications – the old Synaptic and the newer Software Manager. The Software Manager is designed to offer a more user-friendly interface, especially to new users. Besides a “Featured” category, the main window sports ten application categories. Click on an application category, and you will be able to view all applications available in the repository, installed or not. Same applies when you search for applications. This default view mode can be modified by deselecting one of two entries in the View menu.

swmanager1
Software Manager

The Software Manager’s view modes- Available and Installed, makes it easy to browse the software repository. This is a view of the Featured applications installed on the system (Available is deselected in the View menu).

swmanager2
Installed applications

This view shows Featured applications available in the repository, that is, those that are not yet installed (Installed is deselected in the View menu).

swmanager3
Available applications

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Hola! Did you notice that LinuxBSDos.com no longer runs network ads?  Yep, no more ads from the usual suspects that track you across the Internet.  But since  I still need to pay to keep the site running, feel free to make a small donation by PayPal.

Subscribe for updates. Trust me, no spam!

Mailchimp Signup Form

Sponsored links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2020.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.

15 Responses

  1. thank you i love that os its very good on it now lol tried ubuntu n mint i like Pinguy best but i am thinking of getting a Macbook Pro so i know all hardware works out of the box and virtual box linux

  2. Hi, I’m a new user to Linux… I have downloaded Linux mint 10 from the Linux website but, when i tried to install it on my Desktop, i’m unable to complete the installation because when it comes to the window “”who are you?”” My forward button shows as Unavailable… I have filled all the fields correctly but still no result…. Please Help….

    1. That could only happen if you neglected to fill a required field. If you can, grab a screenshot of the step you are having issues with and post at the forum.

  3. That review is really impressive. A friend of mine also did a review of Linux Mint 10 on my blog and I need to get it but I am a big fan of Mac computers.

  4. Mint is just another respin of Ubuntu that uses the Ubuntu installer, the Ubuntu package management system, and the ubuntu security updates. There is a Mint version using pure debian, but it is very unstable and has a security hole in it.

  5. In this reviews first sentence you claim that Mint 10 is based on Ubuntu, but as I recall this version of mint is based on Debian rather than Ubuntu and that mint is trying to distance itself from Ubuntu. Is this incorrect?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the latest

On social media
Via my newsletter
Mailchimp Signup Form

Partner links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2021.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.
Hacking, pentesting distributions

Linux Distributions for Hacking

Experts use these Linux distributions for hacking, digital forensics, and pentesting.

Categories
Archives

The authors of these books are confirmed to speak during

Algorithm Conference

T-minus AI

Author was the first chairperson of AI for the U.S. Air Force.

The case for killer robots

Author is the Director of the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

Why greatness cannot be planned

Author works on AI safety as a Senior Research Scientist at Uber AI Labs.

Anastasia Marchenkova

An invitation from Anastasia Marchenkova

Hya, after stints as a quantum researcher at Georgia Tech Quantum Optics & Quantum Telecom Lab, and the University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute, I’m now working on superconducting qubit quantum processors at Bleximo. I’ll be speaking during Algorithm Conference in Austin, Texas, July 16 – 18, 2020. Meet me there and let’s chat about progress and hype in quantum computing.