Linux Mint ‘Lisa’, a popular Ubuntu-based distro has been released! The most noticeable feature of Linux Mint is the inclusion of GNOME 3 desktop environment that emulates the look and feel of GNOME 2 desktop. Additionally ‘Lisa’ includes MATE, a GNOME 2 fork with various enhancements, including the ability to runge GNOME 2 and GNOME 3 on the same system.
The standard GNOME 3 installations comes with Mint GNOME Shell Extensions (MGSE), a desktop layer on top of GNOME 3 that makes possible to use the desktop environment in a traditional way.
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