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Old 13. Nov 2012, 07:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Installed the RC today after reading many positive comments about it. As Cinnamon continues to evolve, for me it is becoming the new standard for Linux desktops. Lets see if I get a funny blue rectangle appearing in the corner of the screen like I did with the last version. So far though, faultless. Screenshot:
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Have they added more corners and each behaves differently like Windows 8?
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Have they added more corners and each behaves differently like Windows 8?
Well, my corners are so hot - they're smokin'
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Pity because I liked this but, but... the sound is abysmal, or at least the x64 bit is on my system. I have a four speaker system which works fine on most other systems. It started off OK on Nadia but after rebooting no sound at all. Only by removing the secondary jack could I then get sound through the main speakers. Also, the quality is stuttery at anything above half volume and the whole sound system mutes itself at odd intervals. Plugging in the headphones has the same effect. Maybe just doesn't like my sound card but this is too much trouble for me.
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I downloaded Mint-14 32 bit "Mate" last night and installed it today. I love the new look and the responsiveness so far. As of right now it has been faultless and all my Windows Apps and Games work well. I had to manually install the Nvidia manager and drivers but that was ok because I know which driver works the best on my system. Everything else including sound and video works without a hitch, but I've learned not to fully endorse a new distro until I've put it through the paces.
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I've been running Mint14 Mate 32bit for a day and a half. Mint 14 is allot like 13 except for being polished in all the right places. I love the new look albeit subtle. The fonts and windows are for a lack of a better word "crisper". I have the same startup apts installed as Mint 13 and performance is still better, although I didn't use any testing software to back up my opinion. So far everything just works and works well, with nary a hickup.

I decided to go with the 32 bit version mostly due to MC's recent post. Thanks MC

PS: I predict Mint will lead the way in most popular distro for the next couple of years. It's already number one on DistrWatch and deservingly so.
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PS: I predict Mint will lead the way in most popular distro for the next couple of years. It's already number one on DistrWatch and deservingly so.
Mageia is getting closer and closer ...
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Mageia is getting closer and closer ...
It would be close for me too except it does not recognize my mobile broadband. The DSL cable configures OK but not the dongle. IMO this is pretty poor for what is one of the most used modems in Brazil, and especially considering so many complained before V2 was released.
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I tried Mageia awhile back and was very impressed. My concern however is its long term maintenance. Sadly there are a number of outstanding distros that are facing a similar fate. I'm not try to take anything away from the obvious hard work and dedication poured into these distros but realize how difficult it has to be for long term viability. There is possibility that one of these will take off and become as popular as Ubuntu and that is the beauty of Linux.

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Old 23. Nov 2012, 11:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Installed the RC today after reading many positive comments about it. As Cinnamon continues to evolve, for me it is becoming the new standard for Linux desktops. Lets see if I get a funny blue rectangle appearing in the corner of the screen like I did with the last version. So far though, faultless. Screenshot:
Looks good MC , Can you explain how you did it ? eg you used windows borders , zorin icons etc thanks
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