Isadora dead :( Recommendations for Maya or Nadia please?

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  1. Feandur

    Feandur Registered Member

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    My Mint Isadora - Xfce 32 bit is now obsolete since April 2013. :'(

    Been having some video play back issues in chrome,...and no updates for a while.

    May be time to move on ?

    :'( :'( :'(

    But which one do I choose ... Maya or Nadia ?

    :doubt: :doubt: :doubt:

    I'm a committed Xfce user...and will probably stay 32 bit on my little box here.

    I like the long term support of Maya, but would appreciate comments , insights, recommendations, or outright laughter [ :cautious: ?]

    -cheers
    feandur
     
  2. NormanF

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    Go to Olivia. They now have out XFCE and a 32 bit version should be available for download.
     
  3. AlexC

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    In terms of reliability i would to for a LTS version. Mint 13 has been working fantastic here.
     
  4. shuverisan

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    Another vote for Maya. LTS stability is always welcome and unless you need a specific version of something in Nadia, the biggest difference between the two will be xfce 4.8 and 4.10..maybe the plymouth boot screen if that wasn't backported.

    I've run 4.10 straight from the xfce ppa for a long time on Precise and it was fine. Mix & match is always an option.

    Careful with Olivia and succeeding non-LTS versions, they're only supported for 9 months now.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS
     
  5. mack_guy911

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    its depends on your system if it support PAE kernel you can go with anyone

    also you can install maya and backport upgrade to new one but thats different story i guess you can try both and as live system or best on pendrive upgrade and then check and see what good for your hardware and go with that the you feel more stable on your hardware thats best OS for you ;)
     
  6. Feandur

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    OK , Maybe maya is the way to go as Olivia is still buggy at the moment according to moontan's post...

    Looks like I could be in for a large update (once installed) at this late stage of the game.

    Also, at the rate of improvement by malware maybe a LTS system is not secure? Is it better to keep 'bleeding edge'?

    In terms of PAE I have a C2Duo E8400 on one box and E8600 on the other. Would these support PAE?

    -cheers,
    feandur
     
  7. funkydude

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    When it comes to Linux distros LTS > everything, in my experience.
     
  8. fblais

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    What he tried is the RC, not the final release.
    FWIW, I've been running Mint 15 (installed the XFCE desktop manually) without any problems. (FF was running well)
     
  9. moontan

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    i also tried the Cinnamon final version and it was buggy.
    shutdown problems...
    it was kernel 3.8.0.19 i think.

    but that was 2 weeks ago so maybe i should give it another try this week.
    perhaps a newer kernel and a few bug fixes will do the trick. ;)
     
  10. NormanF

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    When installing a new OS - do all updates as soon you set it up - they fix vulnerabilities, security flaws and provide new features.
     
  11. moontan

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    i did that, of course.
    it's always the first thing i do after installing a new OS.

    anyway, i'll give Cinnamon another try tomorrow, to see if the updates fixed the problems i was having...
     
  12. moontan

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    i tried again and same shutdown problems with Mint Cinnamon.

    i rebooted 10 times with the Nouveau drivers without a problem.

    the problems seem to start when i install the NVIDIA drivers for my video card.
     
  13. NormanF

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    The lesson is if it ain't broke don't fix it - unless your open source drivers aren't providing adequate stability and performance, there is no need to upgrade to proprietary drivers.
     
  14. moontan

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    right.

    but games run better with the NVIDIA drivers. :)
     
  15. Feandur

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    Guys:
    Bit the bullet and installed Mint Maya XFEC.

    500+ update files...Running good...................but................

    Could not install additional users. Found this was not included in the release....

    But problem solved here.............

    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=111827

    Which required running this script in terminal:

    all good now. onward and upward .:D


    -cheers,
    feandur
     
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