One thing I like about Ubuntu is the messaging menu. Can I add the ubuntu messaging menu to Mint 12?
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Installing software on Mint is relativity identical to most Debian based distributions. I have not really used Mint, but I did test its ability to install Ubuntu packages in the past. I'm sure its not exactly recommended to replace any critical packages, but it did work as expected. From what I understand Linux Mint 12 is compatible with Ubuntu 11.10.
The package your referring to is called,
Add the custom PPA, which has a copy of the new gnome3
If you also want the Global Menu indicator applet, for Gnome3 Classic, run this from terminal.
Here is a good link, for adding the applet, in Gnome3 Classic. http://www.webupd8.org/2011/11/indicator-applet-ported-to-gnome-3-can.html
I'm not sure if Mint includes,