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Old 31. May 2013, 08:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The final was released today but the Cinnamon version does not run on my machine. The live session loads OK but trying to launch a program just generates a permanent Venetian blind wallpaper. Won't be looking any further with this one.
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Old 31. May 2013, 09:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Updated okay, but somehow lost the ability for any custom places to appear on the mintMenu. It always disappear on the settings after reopening that as well.

I'll troubleshoot and look for more help later.
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Old 04. Jun 2013, 12:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A whole stack of issues already in the forum so I guess this release is one to avoid, especially if you have V14 running OK.
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Old 08. Jun 2013, 07:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Well more issues appeared, so I got sick of it (plus all this updating in general), and decided to downgrade to 13 XFCE LTS. Much smoother on my netbook, although higher learning curve than MATE.

Only reason I didn't choose it before is because I never knew about Application Finder or Maya being LTS.
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Old 08. Jun 2013, 08:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Well more issues appeared, so I got sick of it (plus all this updating in general), and decided to downgrade to 13 XFCE LTS. Much smoother on my netbook, although higher learning curve than MATE.

Only reason I didn't choose it before is because I never knew about Application Finder or Maya being LTS.
Another one you might like to look at is this:

http://solydxk.com/

The KDE version gets a good review from our friend Dedoimedo, and they do Xfce too.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/solydk-review.html

Great roots for this distro although I found SuperX OS to be better than SolydK as far as KDE goes. Wasn't too impressed with nearly 2 hours of updates after install either, but no idea how much of this also applies to the Xfce version.
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Old 09. Jun 2013, 02:06 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't think it's time for distro-hopping, especially after settling nicely in the LTS version of the most widespread one (doubt Linux Mint and Ubuntu/Debian will disappear within that time period).
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Installed Mint 15 Mate (64 bit) today and have been running everything I normally use even 3 and 4 apps at the same time. Darn if I could get it to crash once. Rock solid, truly a well made distro that should be a great starter for those new to linux.
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Finally got around to installing Mint 15 Cinnamon. I just can't figure out why Cinnamon gets such great reviews. I have been testing Mint Cinnamon since It first came out. I always find it inferior to Mate and thats true even after I replaced my old computer. So with new hardware I still find Cinnamon buggy. Right now my default Linux OS is Mint 14 Mate and its absolutely perfect, its never crashed and I have thrown the kitchen sink at it. I just wrapped up trying out Olivia Mate and its great except for a few very minor problems. Oh well, I foresee having Mint 14 Mate installed for quite some time.
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Old 01. Jul 2013, 12:33 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have now been runing Mint 15 Cinnamon since it was released.
Irun it on a Medion E1210 with Atom processor and 2 Gram. After installing some Ubuntu 13 stuf it works allmost perfect.
I have some problems with the Fn+NumLk, it don't shift, only get blind keys, but print numbers when holding Fn down.
I would like an opportunity to chose for single an double click with the mouse. And the opportunity to choose scrollingoneor three lines with the mouse wheel.
But in awerage, I am satifaced with this distro.
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Noted the new features in MATE 1.6 and one of them is to open new windows on the center of the screen. Will give it a try when it's out of RC.

The feature for opening a window on the center of the screen has been relying on CCSM for quite some, but CCSM is found not fully compatible with Cinnamon and MATE editions. So, you will need a third party tool such as gDevilspie for it to work as of the last release Linux Mint 14.
Time flies and it has been three months after my previous post.

Managed to get a chance to install Linux Mint 15 MATE edition. After experiencing a few crashes and installing the upgrades, the system looks stable now, so far.

Tested some new features that come along with the MATE edition. Opening new windows on the center of the screen needs to enable with this command:

gsettings set org.mate.Marco.general center-new-windows true

Unfortunately this setting is not yet made available in the Control Center where users can easily get to from the system menu.
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