Oct 4, 2009

Linux Mint 7 (Gloria) KDE

Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories. 
Based on Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, Linux 2.6.28, KDE 4.2.4 and Xorg 7.4, Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" KDE Community Edition features a lot of improvements and the latest software from the Open Source World.

My Test Machine:

AMD64 3000+ Processor
MSI Motherboard
512 DDR II Ram
ESPON C 58 Printer
Samsung Monitor.


As usual It is smooth and fast and graphics looks gorgeous during booting Live CD.

Multimedia Experience:
All the codec comes out of box so there is no problem to play Video or Music.

What's new in Linux Mint 7 Gloria KDE:

Linux Mint 7 KDE Community Edition uses the brand new KDE 4.2.4 and it also comes bundled with Amarok 2.1 .

The changelog tab now supports Linux Mint packages. Previous versions of mintUpdate could only show changelogs for packages maintained by Ubuntu.
mintUpdate now shows the download size associated with each package upgrade.
Firefox now comes with the Moonlight plugin and support for Silverlight 1.x.
Linux Mint 7 Gloria comes with a linux 2.6.28 kernel.
The Ubiquity installer features graphical improvements and support for the ext4 filesystem.
Ubuntu 9.04 also introduced better notifications, faster boot times, enhanced suspend-and-resume and better switching between Wi-Fi and 3G connections.

Minimum system requirements:

· A 32-bit processor;
· 512 MB of RAM;
· 10 GB free hard disk space (for installation);
· VGA video card capable of at least 800x600 resolution;
· A CD-ROM drive.

Screen Shot : 

Linux Mint 7 KDE Edition

I think time has come when can try this fantastic distro which very stable and least risky to virus as comapred to windows any edition whether it is XP or windows 7.

My Rating : 4.5/5


  1. If you think KDE 4.2.4 is good, then you should try KDE 4.3.1 :)