Linux Mint 13 Maya, Is one of the best Linux distributions available right now, and is the only one capable of standing up to Ubuntu which is the most downloaded and installed Linux distro worldwide.
Linux Mint 13 Maya is based on Ubuntu, And this in turn in Debian; what I like most about this sensational operating system is the ability to choose from different desktop formats.
This latest version of Mint is based on Ubuntu 12.04 and in its classic version we can select between two different desktops, mate i Cinnamon, In addition, of course, to continue choosing the XCFE, KDE and Debian versions.
Differences to highlight between the different desktops available
This desktop offers us one spectacularity awesome, both his effects like theirs graphics are cared for in detail, also has the feature of mouse gestures which will make our experience much more enjoyable.
Cinnamon 1.4 is intended for more powerful equipment, although it rolls pretty well in netbooks with lower technical specifications.
This desk is designed for computers less powerful than netbooks, Both its graphics and its effects are simple and light with all the forces, as the only thing we are offered is the functionality and lightness of the system.
Its appearance is very similar to Gnome 2, even though much simpler if there is a possibility.
the desk KDE it offers us a spectacular and different design in the well-known desk Gnome, This type of desktop has many followers, although I personally prefer them virtues and defects of Gnome in its version 3.
This version of Linux Mint is intended for advanced users, And it is not advisable for novice users, as its simple installation will become a real torture.
If you are an advanced user in Linux systems, For sure this will be your choice.
This is the desktop and version of Linux Mint lighter by far, it is geared towards teams with very few resources.
The minimum specifications for installing the version XCFE are limited to 256 Mb of Ram memory, A resolution of 800 x 600 and available hard disk space of about 4 Gb.
Which version to choose?
I definitely opt for the version Cinnamon since his spectacularity and operation they are excellent, of course it all depends on both your personal tastes and the computer you are going to install it on.
Learn more – How to change unity desktop for gnome 3
Downloads – Official Linux Mint page