Version 9.0 of the Ubuntu based Linux distribution Linux Mint has been released. Dubbed Isadora, Linux Mint 9.0 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx”, and features version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel, like Ubuntu 10.04.
The latest release is backed with 30,000 available applications in the revamped Software Manager, a new backup tool that can backup and restore your data and installed applications, in case you want to carry-out a fresh install. Windows Installer, “mint4win” based on Wubi is also back after a brief period of absence, rebranded Usb creator is now part and parcel of Linux Mint 9. Amongst the new desktop settings in Linux Mint 9, is a new feature that lets you choose where to place your windows buttons; on the right (Traditional style) or on the left (Mac style).
Added to traditionally default applications like multimedia-ready Mozilla Firefox, Isadora now packs P7zip, Gwibber for micro-blogging, apturl and Startup Manager, a GUI tool that configures some settings for Grub, Grub2, Usplash and Splashy.
User friendly Linux Mint 9 is Menu changes, new wallpapers, new Community Website (where users can contribute and find ideas, tutorial, software and hardware reviews, etc.), new design and feel – its also a Long Term Support (3 years of security updates), adopted from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Live CD and Live DVD with extra apps such as Sun Java, Samba and ttf-DejaVu, OpenOffice.org, F-Spot, are available to download for 32 and 64-bit systems. For a full list of new features move to what’s new in Mint 9.