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Old 21. Aug 2013, 03:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Too many Linux "upgraded" releases break when their predecessors were rock solid.
Couldn't agree more with MC on this. I'm now trying Linux Mint 15 MATE and have had system crashes for a few times, BanShee player didn't respond, and now Software Manager occasionally hangs couple of times.

When it's 'occasionally' it's even harder to identify the source of problems.

Checked around and found similar issues reported at the Linux Mint forum about Software Manager hanging.
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Am using Cinnamon 15 and some applications hangs at times. Well may be that's because am running a live session. Will install later this week and see how things go.
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Old 22. Aug 2013, 03:07 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Am using Cinnamon 15 and some applications hangs at times. Well may be that's because am running a live session. Will install later this week and see how things go.
I usually run distros using the installed version to get a real feel. Now completed in updating tips and tricks in my article after testing Linux Mint 15 MATE in the areas concerned. Most of them still work though with some changes. DockBarX is not yet supported for Mint 15 MATE.

Next is to install Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon on my two PCs and give it a spin.
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I've been on a KDE kick as of late so I'm going to test drive Olivia KDE. I too will install this on my Test partition because trying it in Live CD mode doesn't give it the real feel. The new KDE desktop has really impressed me and has provided a real alternative to Gnome3 and Unity but of course Mint Cinnamon and Mate are still on top.... For now
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Ok downloaded Mint Olivia KDE and this distro is a rocket. I opted for 32 bit because of how well Kubuntu 32 bit performed. So far this distro is solid, quick, intuitive and its also good looking. It is easy to get the aesthetics the way you want. (for me looks are not a priority) so the stock settings needed very little adjusting.

Its obvious that Mint has Game and Ubuntu may want to rethink their direction. I encourage the Linux enthusiast to depart from their search of obscure Distros to come back to what Mint has to offer. I'm certain you will be impressed.

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Old 25. Sep 2013, 01:42 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Ok downloaded Mint Olivia KDE and this distro is a rocket. I opted for 32 bit because of how well Kubuntu 32 bit performed. So far this distro is solid, quick, intuitive and its also good looking. It is easy to get the aesthetics the way you want. (for me looks are not a priority) so the stock settings needed very little adjusting.

Its obvious that Mint has Game and Ubuntu may want to rethink their direction. I encourage the Linux enthusiast to depart from their search of obscure Distros to come back to what Mint has to offer. I'm certain you will be impressed.

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Don't be so intusiastic about it cause it depends on the computer you have, some old computer have problems with some distros so everyone has to install the distro that fits their OS
for me i have a median old pc and the only distro that is almost 100% stable is UBUNTU 12.04LTS
i tried them all,forget the preety thing,
on my oldest laptp (no pae system) the only one i find the best is Xubuntu 12.04LTS

One has too runn a few distros to find out the best stable distro and with big support
not any testing distros out there,

You could do is to assine a PC for just testing,not use your daily work pc to run this and that distro.
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Old 26. Sep 2013, 09:14 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Don't be so intusiastic about it cause it depends on the computer you have, some old computer have problems with some distros so everyone has to install the distro that fits their OS
You are right and yes my enthusiasm for Mint 15 KDE applies to what I experience with my machine. There are plenty of Linux distros that are designed for the lower end and older computers. The XFCE flavor may produce better results or Google Linux for older computers and you will see plenty of alternatives.
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Old 26. Sep 2013, 10:12 AM   #28 (permalink)
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You are right and yes my enthusiasm for Mint 15 KDE applies to what I experience with my machine.
This is such a valid point and IMO perhaps the main reason why Linux is not, and will not, be more widely adopted.

Dedoimedo for instance had an awful experience with SuperX and scored it accordingly. I on the other hand have run it consistently on three different machines without a single issue. Of the distros rated highly by Dedoimedo, Netrunner and Deepin will not work at all on my NVIDIA machine whereas a neighbor or mine has a NVIDIA unit and both these run fine on his.

I also know of comparable inconsistencies with Linux and some AMD/ATI architectures.

Add all of this to the fact that next weeks update or next months upgrade could render your current stable system unusable, and you begin to appreciate the holding power of Windows.

Considering the minimal risks associated with running Linux on a desktop and the amount of human interaction needed to make something bite anyway, there is a good argument for finding a distro that will work on your system and staying with it irrespective. Any major vulnerabilities can mostly be patched locally without risking an upgrade and all the hair pulling frustration that so often accompanies it.
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This is such a valid point and IMO perhaps the main reason why Linux is not, and will not, be more widely adopted.
Agreed. It needs to be pre-installed and work out-of-the-box for it to be popular.
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You guys make good points,but nevertheless i think Linux is the best ops for people that can't afford paying for either new pc or expensive software ,and all for free, for myself i do most nothing than watch live tv or browse the Web and watch my beloved soccer games on line, my linux install does what other expensive ops do , i bet my life that you don't have a better experience, i mean (browsing the web only) better then me cause you bought an expensive OPs.
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