Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Biker, May 31, 2014.
This is a long term support release, too.
I've been on Ubuntu, testing it. And while it's OK on a very old laptop, it's JUST ok. Mint was much faster.
Yup. I installed 17 (Cinnamon) and it's very polished. And since this one's the long term release, I won't have to be installing a new OS every 6 months.
Still partial to VL, though. What can I say? I like the way Slackware does things.
Does Mint have support for Toshiba ACPI? VL doesn't, at least not on my Satellite L675.
I keep threatening to go back to Win7 over power management, and some self-pubbing tools that don't seem to exist in Linux.
Don't know, although I ran Mint on the old Toshiba I had with few issues.
Clem has announced that the update to 17 is code named Rebecca and 17.1 will be offered as an update within Mint itself via the update manager. How sweet is that?!!
Superb. Ubuntu has serious challenger.
17.1 went RC last week. Some of the improvements are nice, indeed.
New features in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon - Linux Mint
Some very welcome improvements!
Can't you run Wine or something like that to get your Windoze tools running on Linux?
Wine works well for some things, not so well for others.
Yeah. I used it back in the '90s on my Sun workstation. I've presumed it has advanced in the last 20 years, but I have no present day experience.
I'm about ready to switch my Win2k desktop to Debian because it won't run Win7. I'm doing a lot more server stuff these days and it would help to have a local machine running LAMP for developing and for server use. I can use VNC or SSH to get into it from my Win7 laptop where I usually work.
They finally pushed the update via update manager. Painless and fast. EVERYONE should do it like this!
Ugh. Be careful with the "Level 4 and 5 updates". I did a complete update (including kernel) and screwed up the sources for future updates. Pay close attention when it asks you if it can overwrite something. (In this case, it's a HELL NO!)
Just curious. I'm too lazy to check myself instead of asking. Are you using CloudFlare?
I must say, the more I use Mint, the more I'm impressed by it. I installed a new wifi card in the notebook yesterday. Fired up Mint and it automatically detected the new card and put it into use including the bluetooth options. NICE! More than I can say about Winderz which involved about 30 minutes of fussing and installing to get it to work properly.
Note the bluetooth icon on the menu bar!
It's a great OS.
17.2 has been pushed via the update manager.
As usual, no issues. A lot of the other distro's should take note of how Mint does things.
Nice. Will need to upgrade. I am like 2 OS'es behind.