Linux Mint Debian 201403 - Excellent with a disclaimer

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I've written a review of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 201403 64-bit version, a Debian-based distribution, with the Cinnamon desktop environment, tested in a quad-boot setup on a laptop with Intel graphics and SSD, covering live session, install and post-install use, including Wireless, Bluetooth, Samba, Multimedia playback - Apple (iTunes, Quicktime), Flash, MP3, HD video, partitioning, applications, look & feel, desktop effects, package management, performance, resource usage, stability, suspend & resume, a single big problem of no printing over Samba, and more. Enjoy.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-debian-201403.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. Baserk

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    With Ubuntu going native on Mint, LMDE has (almost) become a complete alternative for every Mint user.
    Nice for Clem et al as a bargaining/ace-up-the-sleeve position, when having to negotiate payments for Ubuntu packaging.
    Prolly the new biggusdickusking in town. Rebel Rebel!
     
  3. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    awesome review mrk i being waiting for you to test LMDE feel like stable enough to use ...........just two questions

    how is it on non-pae system and how stable is package system :)
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I haven't tested 32-bit so I can't say.
    As to stability, seems ok in my brief escapade.
    Mrk
     
  5. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    thank you mrk stability is main thing about distro :thumb:

    rest i check and see :D
     
  6. taytong888

    taytong888 Registered Member

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    I had to drop LMDE 2013 UP7 Cinnamon in favor of SolydK64 KDE with Debian Testing in sources.list. The former was buggy.
     
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    To me, LMDE 201403 was somewhat buggy too.
    Better use original Debian directly if someone wants debian, IMHO.
    (with all due respect to Clement Lefebvre)
     
  8. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

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    Seems that LMDE doesn't come with a driver manager... unfortunate.

    I used this and had troubles with my ATI card;
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update 
    sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx*  
    sudo apt-get install fglrx-driver fglrx-control 
    sudo aticonfig --initial
    I have not tried the drivers from AMD's website though.
     
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