Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by vasa1, Nov 26, 2011.
From the release notes:
Gonna give it a whirl in VirtualBox later and make sure everything's alright before wiping my USB stick with it. I'm interested enough in MATE to ditch the debian/xfce version.
Tried the live ISO , looking very good, fonts are brilliant, in opensuse fonts are ugly as hell.
I love opensuse for having yast and awesome installer, you can clearly see the changes that are going to be made with partitions, where grub is going to be installed etc.
Last time when I've installed ubuntu , when I rebooted the system after installation, it wouldn't boot, because grub was written on my second drive.
Since mint uses ubuntu installer I figure same thing will happen again.
I wish if they would make a better installer where you would see all the info and changes, not just "Install alongside Windows" and then on "Next" you wouldn't see anything that is going to be done. I really don't like that.
Never tried "Something else" during install , is it possible to somehow do the custom partitioning and still include previous OS's in the grub , or is "Install alongside Windows" the only way ?
Thanks for the info. I knew the release date was near, but you actually beat me to it. .
Are you trying to dual boot?
Here are some useful tips and tricks:
Thanks for the heads up, vasa! Looking forward to trying this out soon.
Well I tried out the 32bit version in VirtualBox (yes I did install it) and have no idea how to enable the MATE functionality. It looks nothing like the screenshot.
Did you install the CD or DVD edition? The Features list indicates Mate is present in the DVD eddition but not on the CD.
From what I've heard so far, MATE is quite buggy and unfinished at this point. You may want to pass on it anyhow.....
That's the developer's opinion as well:
What is MATE?
My guess is it's something that gives people the look (and some functions ?) of the older version.
how do I install it using a USB as no USB installer supports 12 version. i am so eager to install it
Mint has a forum. Have you asked there?
Just download the iso and then use that tool it works perfect everytime
OpenSuse still uses Grub, but Ubuntu uses Grub2.
For a multiboot system I just install Grub2 to OpenSuse and everything works fine.
one thing like to add i am on vmware so dont know if installed its same or not
but after changing window theme to mint Z you get mac like white buttons
its look pretty cool
for vmware run without installing
please check these
by pressing Alt + F2 then in command box type " r " you refresh .......... same can achieve by logging off and re-login
This is the worst experience I've had with a mint release; everything was sluggish, even after installing nVidia 173 drivers (my usual selection), and after only a few minutes it froze on me trying to switch to Applications selection. It is installed in my extended partition on main drive, my normal location for any Linux distro I try.
Can you update within linux mint RC? Or do you need to do a clean install?
The best place to ask is the Mint forum but from what I read over there, I understand that it is possible and you don't need to do a clean install if you already have Mint 12 RC.
One point made was that you may have to allow level 3 updates as opposed to the regular level 1 or 2. But do check at that forum!
I have to say that I've been keeping an eye on using Linux for a couple of years, but I always return to Windows. Today, however, I tried this latest version of Mint from the Live CD and I think it's astonishing. Every music file played, every movie played and had thumbnails (simple little things that make a huge difference), the look and feel was fantastic and it was just so well thought out and logical. It's a big step for me, and I'm still not a hundred percent certain sure, but I think this makes Windows look incredibly dull and boring by comparison and has seriously made me think twice.
I think some research is in order before I take the plunge.
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