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More about Linux Mint

More about Linux Mint

When you take your brand new Linux Laptop out of the box, you will find one of the fastest growing and smoothest Linux Distributions, Linux Mint (based on the popular Ubuntu distribution).

We install, configure and ensure compatibility with every feature of the system. The system comes with all the default Mint packages and applications, including LibreOffice. From wireless (WiFi) compatibility, to sound card integration — we take care of everything you need to get the most out of your Linux Laptop. We also will customize your system for your specific needs. After ordering your system online, your order will be assigned to one of our Linux build engineers. You will be given their direct tollfree number and extension in which you can call to request any customizations that you might need on your notebook. We will install and configure any linux package that you request, free of charge. That’s not where it ends, though. After you receive your notebook, we offer technical support and upgrade assistance for the lifetime of your system.

What is Mint?

Mint is a community developed linux operating system based on Ubuntu that is perfect for laptops. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Mint contains all the applications you’ll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools. Mint is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can use and share Mint with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing. Mint releases a new desktop and server release every six months. That means you’ll always have the the latest and greatest applications that the open source world has to offer. Mint is designed with security in mind. You get free security updates and upgrades to new versions of Mint are and always will be free of charge.

LibreOffice – A complete productivity suite

Word Processor has everything you would expect from a modern, fully equipped word processor or desktop publisher. It’s simple enough for a quick memo, powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You’re free to concentrate on your message – while Word Processor makes it look great. The Wizards feature takes all the hassle out of producing standard documents such as letters, faxes, agendas, minutes, or carrying out more complex tasks such as mail merges.

Spreadsheet is the programme you’ve always wanted. Newcomers find it intuitive and easy to learn; professional data miners and number crunchers will appreciate the comprehensive range of advanced functions. Of course, you are free to use your old Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, or save your work in Excel format for sending to people who still use Microsoft products. If all they want to see is your results, then use Portable Document Format (.pdf) – no need to buy any extra software.

Presentation is an outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools. A complete range of views are supported: Drawing / Outline / Slides / Notes / Handouts to meet all the needs of presenters and audiences, plus an optional multi-pane view to put all the tools at your fingertips.

Integrated email and calendaring

Whether you need to simply check your email, create a calendar or search for a contact, Evolution can help you.

New features in Evolution 2.8.0 include vertical message panes. See your email the way you want it. Search Folders are saved intelligent searches which can display groups of email according to your specified criteria. Create Search Folders to combine mail from different mail accounts into a single view, quickly view all mail from your boss (or a particular friend).

Easy note-taking with Tomboy

Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application. It is simple and easy-to-use, but with potential to help you organise the ideas and information you deal with every day. Tomboy relates notes and ideas together. Using a wiki-like linking system, organising ideas is as simple as typing a name.

Easy editing and uploading of photos

F-spot enables you to import your photos from your hard drive, camera (including PTP type), or iPod, and supports 16 common files types, including JPEG, GIF, TIFF, RAW. Your photos can be tagged for searching and grouping. Other features include fullscreen and slideshow modes.

Editing photos in F-Spot is a breeze. Easily rotate, crop, resize, and adjust red eye and other colour settings with a few simple clicks, and versioning ensures your originals are never altered. You can also enter descriptions of photos that are saved in the actual file so other people and programmes will be able to see them, whether they use F-Spot or not.

Music and videos

Rhythmbox media player has a number of features that let you easily store, search and browse your music library and listen to internet radio. You can also view films, or videos, using Totem which features a play list, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls and keyboard navigation.

And that’s only the beginning. We also install a variety of linux favorites, such as perl, apache, java, ftp clients, gimp (image editor), mysql, perl, php, compilers such as cc, gcc, gcc++, tcl, wine (windows app emulator), adobe acrobat viewer, pine, ssh, and much much more!