After 6 and a bit months of serious work, the Linux Mint team have finally released Mint 14, codenamed Nadia. It is based off Ubuntu 12.10, which is called Quantal Quetzal.
Mint comes with Cinnamon 1.6, which has been developed faster than ever. It features highly configurable panels, an upgraded Compiz Expo and Scale, some new applets and some amazing new artwork, including 29 themes, new and stunning backgrounds, and a new icon theme.
The Mint team have also forked off 'Nautilus' - which is Gnome's default file manager - and created 'Nemo.' Nemo has some useful features which nautilus does not have by default, like the 'Open in terminal' menu entry.
The system itself is much more stable, and also comes with the long awaited Gimp 2.8.
And finally, here are some screenshots:
Nitrome is great. You go to their website where you can play free online games, with no catches, since they are funded by non-intrusive ads on the side of the page.
As sad as it may seem, Nitrome formed a big part of my childhood life. When I was 6 years old, I was constantly looking for online games and one day I stumbled upon Nitrome. They only had about 30 games at the time (because they are actually a team of developers who make the games themselves), which wasn't really much compared to other game websites like Miniclip (where you play games from other websites and developers). But, slowly, they evolved, and now they have over a 100 games and are even developing for the iPhone, plus an assortment of other amazing things.
But what is really special about them is that they are the whole reason I ever became interested in computers. "What dya mean?", you say. If someone had said to me that on a computer you can write documents and make charts and surf the web and go on Facebook, I wouldn't have really been interested. It's the gaming part that really interested me as a child and eventually made me learn other cool stuff like C++ and everything else about computers. All because Nitrome's games are not just good, they are memorable.
And that's why Nitrome is being UpGraded.
Sometimes I feel that I would really like to honour some people. So, even though it probably doesn't mean much, I have invented the UpGrade.
It's basically me ranting on about how epic something is. The 'something' will usually be technology related. And they will also get a place in my UpGrades section, which is here.
Lets face it Windows 8 does look pretty awsome.
And inside, we all know that Aero is going to become extinct in 20 years.
So, just because of this (and for a change) I downloaded rainmeter, and made a Start screen using Omnimo for Rainmeter.
Yeah, I know. You now have an uncontrollable desire to go and download Rainmeter and Omnimo.
I love Gnome 3. I don't really like all the menu business, which is also why I love the Metro UI.
But a lot of old Linux users don't like Gnome 3 at all - apparently, it's too hard to navigate around or too inefficient. While I think that this is a absolutely stupid reason - because you do get used to it - Gnome 3 does have it's bad side.
But first, here is the good side:
And now, here is the dark side:
Still, at least it's better than something old-fashioned like Gnome 2, or MATE.
You can run, but you can't hide.
And that's a true fact.
What should I talk about for my first post? I don't know. Maybe I should talk about cheese, and the many different types and combinations. Or maybe about why tomatoes appear red but are actually magenta. Or maybe about the time I went to the zoo and tried to feed the alligators some Calpol.
Actually, I just realised what I should talk about: talking. I should talk about talking.
Talking is a phenomena which occurs throughout the universe as a vibration of vocal chords or otherwise manipulation of air. It can be composed of many different sounds, and when these sounds are put together to form a string of sounds, it is known, firstly, as a word, but eventually a sentence. Continuation of this results in paragraphs and speeches, or similarly, lectures.
These lectures can be sometimes contribute to the absence of presence of mind, which can else be represented through the Germanic-Latin inspired word known as "sleeping". However, this event only occurs when a lecture is boring and stupidly pointless, and also containing very long strings of sounds, called 'complex sentences.'
This post can be classed as the above, since it contains alot of big sentences and is stupidly pointless, but since it is not boring, I suggest otherwise.
P.S. I am not 74 years old.