Tag Archives: Linux distribution

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 »

Linux Mint Debian v1.0 (LMDE 201009) is out!!!

(Update, Dec 29: Fine-tuning LMDE 201012 64-bit) This article comes a few days after the original release of Linux Mint Debian edition, but the actual testing was made on the day it was released… 10 minutes after the iso image was posted online, actually. I happened to browse Linux Mint‘s blog just when the image… Read More »

The perfect linux desktop (part 2): Multimedia support

In this post I’ll list and give installation instructions for the media applications that I have found most useful on my Linux Mint desktop. That should cover photo management, video and music. 1. Photo Organizer Shotwell OK, this may come as a surprise to some, but if I were you… I’d ditch F-Spot! Really, just… 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 »