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Linux Mint 10 KDE released; Mint 11 based on Ubuntu 11.04, but no Unity

Just a few days after the emergence of a release candidate, Linux Mint 10 KDE has been released. There are a few bugs (most notably, VLC is slow to open files), so be sure to check the full release notes. Mint, which claims to be the 4th most popular desktop operating system (behind Windows, OS X and Ubuntu), prides itself on its elegance and out-of-the-box ease-of-use. With version 10, the on...

Sprouty is a bare-bones personal budgeting application

Mint is pretty much the behemoth of personal budget management. But it's also a tad complex, and it's very American. If you happen to live outside the US, you probably won't be able to use all of Mint's options. Sprouty is no Mint-killer; it doesn't seem to have any such aspirations, either. It's a very, very simple budgeting application that feels intentionally international: I could not find a ...

Sleek, user-friendly Linux Mint 10 released

Ubuntu certainly gets the lion's share of attention when it comes to Linux distributions, but Linux Mint has been offering a sleek, simplified Ubuntu/Debian experience for years. With the release of Linux Mint 10, a boatload of new features and a shiny new default theme make it well worth checking out if you've been searching for a new distro to try. Like Ubuntu 10.10, Mint now makes it easy t...

Quicken Essentials for Mac shows Mint.com's influence

Intuit's acquisition of Mint.com (and hiring of Mint creator Aaron Patzer) made a big splash last September. Users bailed out of Mint, thinking that Intuit's corporate influence would have a negative impact on the site. What I didn't see coming was Mint and Patzer's influence on Intuit's flagship finance app, Quicken. The new Quicken Essentials for Mac has Mint written all over it. As Ars Tec...

It's time to say goodbye to Microsoft Money

No, that headline doesn't mean that Microsoft isn't making money as in cash profits anymore. But Microsoft has decided to discontinue Microsoft Money, its personal finance application. Microsoft will stop selling the application in June, although it will still be supported for another 18 months or so. After that point, you'll still be able to use the software to manage your finances, but it won't...

Is Rudder's security breach really serious or is the web overreacting?

Early morning Tuesday a software malfunction caused a security breach at Rudder, a web based financial management service Download Squad has covered in the past. It seems a number of Rudder users received email intended for a ton of other users, and in some cases one user received hundreds of emails intended for other users of the service. Soon after, Twitter went crazy with tweets and retweets a...

SXSW 2009: Rudder is not Mint, here's why

Grant talks to the team from Rudder, a new financial-tracking service that sounds a lot like Mint.com. The Rudder guys tell him how they distinguish themselves from Mint by focusing on planning for the future instead of tracking the past. Learn about the cool features that let Rudder turn finances into a game that you play with yourself. Can financial management seriously be fun? Find out in thi...

Flipping the Linux switch: Envy, no longer a deadly sin

We're taking a little departure this week from our sometimes successful attempt to be non-distro-specific, and looking at a neat little program that runs on Debian and Ubuntu flavors (including Ubuntu-derivatives, like Mint). Have you ever had the joy of installing restricted or proprietary drivers on Debian or Ubuntu? Most of the time, it really does work like a charm. Sometimes though, somethi...

Track your Tweets from Mint

We're big fans of Mint, Shaun Inman's web stats tracking tool. Although the default Pepper (Mint's term for plugins) will track the basics, the beauty of Mint (aside from the interface, which IS beautiful) is in the various Pepper's developed by Inman and the Mint community for further tracking web statistics. Till Kruss has just released the first stable version of his Pepper, Tweets (which you ...

Buxfer: personal finance with support for iPhone, Twitter

We've written about personal finance sites like Mint and Spendview before, but Buxfer has a few interesting features that differentiate it from the others. While it offers auto-syncing of transaction information with your banks and credit cards, budgeting, and expense analysis, Buxfer also has three key characteristics: Shared Finances - Buxfer allows you to create groups and assign specific ...

Manage your money online with Mint

You can access your bank account online, and your credit cards, student loans, mortgage payments, etc. In fact, you can pretty much handle all of your financial transactions online these days, which is great. There's just one problem. You have to visit approximately 21,874 websites in order to do it. And that makes it difficult to get a good picture of where your money is really going. Mint wants ...

Mint web stats package updated, new outbound clicks plug-in

Shaun Inman's Mint quickly rose to the top of our list of web stats tracking tools as it offers a powerful, customizable interface and a rich plug-in architecture that has quite a following. After launching Mint v2 back in January of this year, Inman has been releasing minor .x version updates to address the usual bugs and other quirks, but a new Mint v2.12 release brings some minor new feature...

Optimize Mint web stats for both desktop browsers and your iPhone

Mint is a powerful, extensible web statistics package from Shaun Inman, web designer extraordinaire. With a wide array of plug-ins that can even incorporate stats from other services like FeedBurner, Mint is a one stop, self-installable shop for virtually any and all stats you will ever have to view for your site. In fact, one of Mint's strengths is that it can be customized to scale down grace...

Get your Mint stats via Growl

We're big fans of web stats packages, and Shaun Inman's powerful and flexible Mint is definitely near the top of our list. While Mint and its various plugins can watch all manner of web stats and there are even widgets to check some stats from the comforts of your desktop, Tyler Hall decided to go one step further and has built a pepper (i.e. - a plugin for Mint) simply titled php-Growl that can...

Mint 2.0: Web stats package gets major upgrade

As I get more serious about the writing I'm doing on a couple of personal sites, I've also become more interested in finding a good web statistics tool to learn everything I can about my visitors. This is why a 2.0 upgrade to Mint, a powerful and stylish web-based monitoring package we found back in 2005, couldn't have come at a better time. Created by Shaun Inman, web designer extraordinaire, M...