The biggest change, of course, is the theme. The developers and contributing artists have created a new theme that mixes a green Elementary icon set with the also very popular Faenza icon set; the GTK+ theme is also a modified version of the Elementary theme, with brushed metal window decorations and slick black icons. There are some other changes, including the Mint Menu as well as the Mint Update Manager.
So how does it compare? I will say right now that I won't upgrade, but it has nothing to do with the distribution itself. (I'll say why later.) Follow the jump to find out what it's like.
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Well, that's all about this one. I definitely recommend that anyone even remotely interested in Linux try this one out. I'd be really surprised if things didn't work. (On that note, the Linux Mint website has been having some issues lately. I just thought I'd let you all know.) Also, the reason why I won't be installing this one is because I'm already using Linux Mint 9 LTS "Isadora", which works almost perfectly (it doesn't work when I'm fiddling with it) and is supported for 3 years instead of 1.5 years. Finally, if you like this material, please do subscribe!