[kwlug-disc] Linux Mint

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 16:50:41 EDT 2011


I would note that if the intent of a move to Mint is to flee UI 
changes, note that Mint will be moving to Gnome 3 in version 12:

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/11/linux-mint-12-to-use-gnome-shell-by.html

It looks like they're going to do some work to preserve the panel UI 
within Gnome Shell, and they'll be supporting Mate, a fork-of-sorts of 
Gnome 2, as an option.  I just want to point out that, like the rest of 
the Gnome ecosystem, change is coming.

Darcy.

On Fri 04 Nov 2011 04:44:16 PM EDT, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 02:58:10PM -0400, Oksana Goertzen wrote:
>> I've been trying it out on another machine and it's been good.  I wanted
>> wanted to avoid
>> any gotcha's.  Can you do an in place upgrade?
>
> One gotcha I have seen with Mint: dual booting hassles.
> Twice I have seen cases where people installed Mint, then got rid of
> it and tried to dual-boot with Ubuntu and Windows, and then had
> problems getting their Windows partition to boot.
>
> I am not sure whether this was a fluke or whether it is systematic,
> but it is one issue that has come up.
>
> - Paul
>



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