Linux Mint, a popular linux distribution based on Ubuntu is planning a Gnome 3 edition on the upcoming release “Lisa” . Linux mint will be released on a gnome 3 edition and gnome 2.32 edition. The developers had decided to stick with GNOME 2.32 because there had been “radical changes” in GNOME 3.x’s desktop which had split the communities of GNOME and Mint users.
Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint Founder and lead developer, says that they will use the recent 3.2 release of GNOME as it is “more mature” than previous versions of GNOME 3. He says that the development team “can see the potential of this new desktop and use it to implement something that can look and behave better than anything based on GNOME 2”. It is unlikely though that the first release of a GNOME 3 Mint will be complete: “Of course, we’re starting from scratch and this process can take some time and span across multiple releases” said Lefebvre.
Linux Mint aims to be a user-friendly Linux distribution and to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including support for DVD playback, Java, plug-ins and various media codecs. It is currently the second most popular distribution on DistroWatch.com behind Ubuntu.
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