Linux Mint 17 has been released and is named Qiana. Mint is one of the best linux distros that targets desktop users with focus on usability and simplicity. It comes in various flavors with different desktop environments like Mate and Cinnamon and different base distros like Ubuntu or Debian.
In this post we are playing with the cinnamon edition of Linux Mint 17. More information about the Cinnamon edition (including download links) can be found at -
Download the correct iso (32bit or 64bit) for your system, burn to a dvd or write to a usb drive and boot in. Once you install completes, its time to charge up the system with some tweaks and essential apps to get the best performance and experience.
1. Update the system
The first thing to do always is to make the system up-to-date. Run the following commands in a terminal.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Or use the Update Manager (mintUpdate) that can be found in Menu > Administration.
2. Get old wallpapers
Every release of Linux Mint comes with a new set of nice wallpapers. But you can also install wallpapers from the previous versions.
$ sudo apt-get install mint-backgrounds-*
3. Get more browsers
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20 things to do after installing Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon