Example of LinuxMint Celena (Beta 21) and Beryl. Very easy to use, powerful and plenty of eye candy. An excellent alternative to Windows and the 3D cube desktop is plenty fun to use!
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See how to setup your Linux or BSD box, setup network and desktop environment, install Apache, MySQL, PHP and other software, setup mail server with spam filtering, configure system to get best performance and many other things.