Linux Mint 15 Olivia MATE - Not as refined

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I've written a fairly lengthy review of Linux Mint 15 Olivia 64-bit edition with the MATE desktop environment, covering live session, installation and post-install use, including basic and extended functionality, networking, look & feel, customization, package management and updates, applications, system resources, stability, suspend & resume, and some problems like a one-time freeze of the desktop in the live session, missing packages in the official repos, wrong permissions on hidden settings folders in the home directory, small visual glitches, and more.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-olivia-mate.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. dhopley

    dhopley Registered Member

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    Dear Mrkvonic ,
    Thanks once again to you for a comprehensive assessment of Linux Mint 15 Olivia Mate , I've been using Linux Mint 13 Maya Mate LTS for the last year or so , largely as a result of such assessments from you after a previous several years with Ubuntu . Based on your assessment I think I'll be staying with Maya for the time being . Good health ,
     
  3. noblelord

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    Nice review. I had wireless issues in that it didn't recognise my kernel supported wireless chip - whereas crunchbang does.
     
  4. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    Linux supports Atheros/Broadcom chips. Does your laptop have one?
     
  5. noblelord

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    Yes - and it runs CrunchBang linux just dandy.
     
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