Linux Mint 14 Nadia review - Jolly good but

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
    Here's a very long, thorough review of Linux Mint 14 Nadia 64-bit, tested on a laptop with Nvidia graphics card in a multiple-boot configuration from external disk, covering live session, installation, and post-install usage, including Wireless, Samba sharing and related problems, look & feel, new features in Cinnamon, multimedia playback - MP3, Flash, Microsoft Media Server (MMS), Apple Trailers (iTunes), package management & updates, Nvidia (310 Beta) driver setup, applications, themes, customization, phenomenally low memory usage, stability, suspend & resume, and problems like buggy Samba performance, Cinnamon crash on network restart in live session, multimedia players defaults and system integration, Broadcom drivers not being used properly, Software Center hiccups, printing, menu search depth, and more. Enjoy.

  2. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Mrk did you test re-spin 14.1

    also very lovely windows decoration bar ................. would be kind to share source ;)

    i agree linux mint 14 is not 100% but as compare to ubuntu 12.10 on stability its 95% + :thumb:

    again great review man you always put strong and weak point of distro in a magical way keeping people bind till last word :thumb:
  3. Mr. Y

    Mr. Y Registered Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    I installed Mint 14 last night and I love it!

    It's a lot smoother than Mint 13 (for me).

    I installed the beta Nvidia drivers and they work fine and have lots of tweaks (though a little rough around the edges). Just remember to remove the default graphics driver at the same time that you are installing the Nvidia drivers through Synaptic.

    Audacious and Clementine works fine although I liked Amorok better than Clementine. I'm debating wether to dump Clementine and attempt to install Amorok.

    I wish Mint 14 had a built-in "wall paper changer" like KDE.
  4. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder Registered Member

    Jun 2, 2011
    Samba is just horrible. It's so broken that it's doomed to failure from the start.

    (I used to run Samba on a Debian server, but I ran into so many random problems that I gave up and switched to SFTP.)
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