Linux Mint 11 “Katya” – Screenshots, Features & Overview


Linux Mint 11 “Katya” released yesterday with updated software and brings refinements and new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Apart from Ubuntu 11.04, Katya retained the classic GNOME 2.32 desktop after realizing the wide unpopularity of Unity. Go through this article to know more about Linux Mint 11.

Before going through the screenshots let’s have a brief look at the new features of this release.


  • One click install for multimedia codecs and extra applications
  • The Software Manager

UI improvements
New splash screen
Fonts category
More accurate package information
More application icons by default
More accurate search by default

  • The Update Manager

Performance boosts
Improved dependencies handling
Better changelog retrieval
UI improvements

  • The Desktop Settings tool

“Desktop-agnostic”, detection and upcoming compatibility with other desktops
New setting for the fortunes in the terminal

  • Artwork improvements

Backgrounds, overlay scrollbars, plymouth, Mint-X, search add-on.

  • System improvements

new “apt download” command
Adobe flash plugins



Linux Mint 11 comes with Linux kernel 2.6.38, Gnome 2.32, Xorg 7.6 and serious improvements have been made to the Software Manager and Update Manager. A refreshed Mint-X theme, new backgrounds and overlay scrollbars by default gives a pleasing look. As in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, some default applications have been changed in Katya too. F-Spot photo manager has been replaced by gThumb, Rhythmbox by Banshee and LibreOffice replaces OpenOffice.

On 32-bit systems, the stable Flash 10.2 and Beta Flash 10.3 plugins can now be installed separately.The new command line tool “apt download” that allows you to download a .deb file with all its dependencies. Minor though, these useful changes is surely a part of the refinements to Ubuntu 11.04.


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