Tag Archives: Gnome

Linux Mint Debian is now usable by almost anyone!

After I tried the December 2010 edition of Linux Mint Debian 64-bit, I had come to the conclusion that it was not for me, as it was, and that I would rather stick with the Main edition of Linux Mint, built on the current Ubuntu base distribution. Two things made me change my mind and… Read More »

Fine-tuning Linux Mint Debian 201012 64-bit

Updated, November 2011. Although I thought I had come to terms with the fact that I wanted to use Ubuntu-based Mint, instead of Debian-based Mint, I finally could not resist the temptation of installing Linux Mint Debian 201012. One of the reasons was that a 64-bit version was available for the first time. Another reason… Read More »

Getting Canon Pixma MP560 to work in Mint 12 amd64 (and Ubuntu 11.10)

Update, December 2012 Moving forward to Mint Nandia (based on Ubuntu 12.10), Michael’s drivers in canon-trunk suport two-sided printing! At last! Update, May 2012. Moving forward to Mint Maya (based on Ubuntu 12.04), I found that Michael’s Canon repository did not have a driver version for Precise and that the previous ones used in Oneiric,… Read More »

The perfect linux desktop (part 1): Distribution & Task Bar

It's been a few many years since I started using Linux exclusively, as a desktop OS at home. I started out with the legendary InfoMagic 5-CD set in December 1995. It included Redhat 2.5 and a version of Debian dubbed 1.0 (evidently prematurely so, resulting in the first official Debian project release to be named… Read More »