MintPPC 9 released

  After hours and hours of hard work I can now tell you with a lot of pride that there is a successor to Linux Mint LXDE based on Debian. A new release based on Linux Mint Isadora ported to Debian Squeeze has now been released. There is only a 32-bits version available as I don't have a 64-bits machine. The advantage of LXDE over GNOME, KDE or XFCE is that it is much snappier on old G3/G4 machines. The Mint themes make the desktop look a lot sexier than standard Debian. Linux MintPPC comes with a huge amount of preinstalled programs, aimed at the desktop user. A small selection:

  • Exaile Music Player
  • Gimp
  • Iceweasel and Epiphany browsers
  • Evolution Mail
  • Pidgin
  • Transmission
  • Abiword

The installer should be used after a base system Debian Squeeze installation. It will then automatically download and install the programs. It will also install all the required Mint programs and themes.

It has to be noted that this is an unoffical Linux Mint portage, not supported by the Linux Mint team. That is the reason I had to change the name of Linux Mint into Linux MintPPC, to make absolutely clear that this project is independent from the official Linux Mint.

You can find details about the installation on the official MintPPC homepage. I hope you all enjoy MintPPC as much as I do.

For a page with screenshots go to the official MintPPC homepage.

Regards,                                        
Jeroen Diederen

 

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