Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)
This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 4.0 (Daryna)
desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.
that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on
their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure
system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and
the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 4.0 is
a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 7.10 that has lots of packages in
its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader,
Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other
distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience
even for Linux newbies.