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HowtoForge has a tutorial how to install a perfect desktop on Linux Mint 11. Mint is based on Ubuntu but contains proprietary drivers and programs such as multicodecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype and Google Earth. In addition, the tutorial also instruct users to install a few more packages such as: filezilla, shotwell, chromium-browser, picasa, opera, evolution, amule, vuze, skype, googleearth and acroread just to name a few. If you’re an Ubuntu user and haven’t tried Linux Mint, you might want to consider it as an alternative. With Mint, you’ll have the familiarity of Ubuntu and the ease, flexibility and compatibility of Windows. Read the rest of tutorial.