Linux Mint 14 Released

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Linux Mint 14 was released.
    http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=07573
     
  2. Kerodo

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    Great, I will try the Cinnamon x64 edition this weekend. Thanks....
     
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    Using Cinnamon x64 and it's one hell of an OS!
     
  4. korben

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    At long last, didn't bother with v13, onto v14, awaiting Mrkvonic's review confiriming[?] my zeal now,
     
  5. Wild Hunter

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    I'm waiting for Mrkvonic's review too.
     
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    Using Cinnamon 13 x32 on an ancient Lifebook with a pitiful 1.2GHz single core.
    It flies! I'll install 14 within a few days.
     
  7. mack_guy911

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    yes i am waiting for mrk review on linux mint 14 too :))

    also i wonder linux mint 13 xfce because lot of pc are old or hardware or motherboard that dont support PAE kernel so this is life saving :)
     
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    ^Too bad indeed that Mint 13 is the last incarnation offering a non-PAE version.
    At least it's an LTS but all PentiumM based hardware is pretty much sol regarding any newer Mint version.
     
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    i think i'm gonna give this new version a try.

    i'm getting bored with Win 8.lol
     
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    running it at the moment.

    everything works 'out od the box', as it should. :)

    i love KDE as well but i'm gonna wait for KDE 5.0 before i give that another try.
     
  11. mack_guy911

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    few things i must say i didnt like about linux mint 14

    1st icons faenza icons are ok but firefox icon ewwww they should use Nitrux OS icons instead or something else better

    2nd too many themes it should be 3-5 max but very less icons themes and windows border

    3rd sometimes it hang on running live dvd very strange.

    now good part

    1st. out of box experiance and vlc included by default

    2nd. cinnamon and new file manager nemo at their best

    3rd. some awesome themes and look more polish hope they make it more stable and better icons

    overall i say after few updates and tweaks change icons etc it much better then whats ubuntu 12.10 when it comes :)
     
  12. moontan

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    just checked the rating for the last 30 days at Distrowatch.

    it's been a really 'hot item' in the last 30 days.
     
  13. moontan

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    been running Nadia for a couple of days now.

    i uninstalled a whole bunch of stuff i'm not using; Libre Office, Mono, Java/Iced Tea, Samba.
    that's almost 1 GB of sludge right there! ;)
    plus whatever running processes those use.

    anyway, i'm lovin it so far.
    it's been running smooth and without a fuss.
    ----
    but unfortunately, Windows 7 & 8 runs faster on my machine.
    i just added a SSD on my machine recently.
    on W8 if really flies but on Mint Cinnamon or KDE it feels like i'm using a regular hard drive. :(
    it's especially noticeable when launching programs.
     
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  14. act8192

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    Linux Mint 14
    I don't know what the first requirement, PAE, means. Something about address enabled which means nothing to me.
    The rest is ok.
    I have a 32 bit Mobile Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.06GHz laptop. Currently using Mint 13, dual booting with XP and happy with it. Should I/Can I update?
     
  15. Kerodo

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    13 is LTS isn't it? So you're good with 13 for 3 years... Unless there is some compelling reason to wipe it and install 14, which isn't LTS....
     
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    Maya LTS is supported until April 2017.
     
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    one question about Mint XFCE in particular and Mint in general:

    i have XFCE 13 installed.
    do i get upgraded automatically to v 14 or do i have to install the new version from scratch?
     
  20. Kerodo

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    Check this moontan: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=116927
     
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    tnx kerodo! :thumb:

    after reading i'll probably go with a clean install.
    i've written down all the usual steps i go through after a clean install to make things easier in the future just in case.
     
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    Using v14 x64 xfce and it's terrific. Very fast and stable, faster than win7x64 on this same machine. I've installed MS truetype fonts, gparted & Chrome browser, and enabled and setup UFW firewall.
     
  23. moontan

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    working pretty smooth here on a 32 bits 5 years old mobo/CPU.

    much faster than Cinnamon or KDE, that's for sure.

    i'm still on v 13 but i'll upgrade when it hits the final release.

    i've tried Mint 14 Cinnamon though.
     
  24. wat0114

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    Yeah, I find I can do without cinnamon. It makes for a pleasant desktop, but it's fairly resource hungry. My machine's a 2005 gaming rig, so it handles the xfce desktop very nicely.
     
  25. Kerodo

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    Running v13 Xfce x64 here and liking it a lot too... If I decide to stick with it, I will probably just keep v13 since it's LTS and hopefully supported for 3 years as opposed to the usual 18 months (I assume?). Anyway, Xfce is great. Very simple, clean, minimalist and nice... pretty much has everything I need. Just installed ms fonts, that's it so far...
     
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