I'm glad to inform you that one of the most compelling Linux distributions in todays Unity/Gnome3 Linux situation Linux Mint 12 final version has been released. Linux Mint 12 developers did their best to please us faithful Gnome 2 users by making few Gnome 3 extensions to mimic Gnome 2 user experience and by supporting Gnome 2 fork named Mate Desktop environment.
What's new in Linux Mint 12 you might ask?
- Linux 3.0 kernel
- Based on Ubuntu 11.10 but without Unity
- GNOME 3.2 + Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE)
- MATE Desktop Environment (alternative to Gnome 3.2 + MGSE)
- Mozilla Firefox 7.0 and Mozilla Thunderbird 7.0
- LibreOffice 3.4
At the time of writing this article Linuxmint.com hasn't been updated with new download links yet so here are some of the download mirrors: