|LinuxMint Desktop (From Linux Mint blog)|
It is a pity that the recent Ubuntu as well as Gnome left me the feeling of neglecting user experience: how can one voluntarily abandon the right mouse button at working? why there is no simple way to put a program shortcut on the desktop? Why there cannot be a UP button as it is now in MINT? Ridiculous, why a user has to google to find that "pressing alt will show the shutdown option in Gnome 3"?
As a naive Linux user, I believe an OS should do most its job without asking its user to google or consult service hotlines. User's interaction with it should be pretty much intuitive. Unfortunately, the recent Ubuntu releases have failed at this for me. No wonder I am now turned to MINT, and seriously considering, when the long-support release Ubuntu 12.04 brings in no significant changes (probably), I shall switch my desktop to Debian.
Let's see how the MINT does its job - the first impression is really positive. Above my expectation: elegant UI, familiar layouts, useful shortcuts and swift responses. Despite of few trivial problems, the MINT team has really done an awesome job. A big thanks!