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Old 17. May 2013, 01:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Linux Mint 15 Olivia

"Linux Mint 15 is the most ambitious release since the start of the project".

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2361
http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_olivia_whatsnew.php

Will certainly be giving the Cinnamon version a spin once the final is out.
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Old 17. May 2013, 02:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good, I like the addition of the driver manager. It will be interesting to see how it handles my Nvidia hardware and my USB3 card.
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Old 17. May 2013, 03:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Clem preparing people that Mint could ditch Ubuntu as base:

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2361

"... Edit by Clem: You can use it for more than 8 months, this is only about security updates and backports. You make a valid point though. We considered basing this particular release on Precise. On of the reasons we didn’t was because we already had Nadia based on Quantal. Things might change for the next LTS release though, or by then it’s also possible we’ll have developed our own base… who knows? ..."
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The scale and variety of bugs being reported across all DE's doesn't exactly inspire confidence in this release.

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2361

Is certainly looking much more like a beta than a RC.
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Still masses of bugs being reported on the blog including some critical such as no networking and no boot after update. I really hope they turn out an RC2 for this to give more time, rather than going straight to a full release.
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Old 28. May 2013, 11:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm really only getting to terms with 14 Cinnamon so will probably delay with 15, or even miss it out altogether. There's not much in the list of new features that I would consider essential to have.

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There's not much in the list of new features that I would consider essential to have.
I think that is a very sensible strategy. Why risk spoiling the enjoyment of something that is currently running so well for a bit of extra glitz?
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I think that the first place the pregnant women search on the internet for their baby girl's names would be at Mint's website.
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I think that the first place the pregnant women search on the internet for their baby girl's names would be at Mint's website.
Let's hope they don't use the Fedora names, as in "Beefy Miracle", "Spherical Cow" and the latest "Scrodinger's Cat"
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