One week with Linux Mint 12
Stemming from the review of Linux Mint 12, I had indicated that I will be installing it on my laptop and removing Ubuntu 11.10. After a full week of thorough usage, Linux Mint has been a pleasure to work with and a smooth transition from the Unity desktop from Ubuntu 11.10.
Hardware detection was very good once everything is was detected “right out of the box” and wireless, Bluetooth and webcam of my Asus G51Vx laptop was functional right away. There was no hiccups nor any major problems.
In the review I’ve mentioned issues with the desktop and AMD/ATI drivers where there was corruption, but I have also noticed the rare occurrence of corruption of text when waking out of Hibernate or Suspend modes on my nVidia based graphics which was quickly resolved by doing a simple reboot. The menu options would be corrupt but the text on applications would not be effected such as the menu bar and text within the application.
Overall I’ve been quite happy with the switch to Linux Mint as Unity can get quite annoying when switching programs or trying to modify settings because the application menu is not the one you wanted to see.