[kwlug-disc] Linux Mint

Chris Bruner cbruner at quadro.net
Fri Nov 4 17:22:38 EDT 2011


Mint releases several versions, one from Gnome, one for kde etc.

On 11/4/2011 4:50 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> 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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