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Old 05. Dec 2015, 03:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, I like a fresh install, too! However, doing it every six-nine months still seems like a major task to me, being a Linux / Linux Mint newb myself. I went as far as trying a rolling release Linux distro but didn't like it as much as Mint.

One of the problems I find is that, for me, Thunderbird's export/import feature doesn't save all my contacts (same happened in Windows).

Recently I *had* to do a fresh install and I forgot to back-up / write down the log-in details for my website

Apologies if I'm preaching to the converted but you really do need to back-up *everything*.

The one time I used the Update Manager it was like one-click and it was done, no messing.
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Old 05. Dec 2015, 04:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just a thought: if you can wait a few days it might be worth trying the quick route via the Update Manager, just so you know how that works, then doing the fresh install.

Might be just me but there's often some advantage in leaving any updates a few days, just in case there's any major bugs in them.
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Old 05. Dec 2015, 05:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just a thought: if you can wait a few days it might be worth trying the quick route via the Update Manager, just so you know how that works, then doing the fresh install.
Thanks. I might just do that.
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Old 06. Dec 2015, 03:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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For this release, only Cinnamon and Mate are available for download. how is that? I am looking for KDE and Xfce.

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IF I remember, they're usually released a little while after Cinnamon and Mate versions.

30 Jun 15 17.2 Cinnamon released http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2863
30 Jun 15 17.2 Mate released http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2864
16 Jul 15 17.2 KDE RC released http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2877
16 Jul 15 17.2 Xfce RC released http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2876
07 Aug 15 17.2 KDE released http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2890
07 Aug 15 17.2 Xfce released http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2889
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Old 06. Dec 2015, 10:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thank you MaikL for posting all the details. Looking at the time gap of the 17.2 release, it seems I'll have to wait for about two weeks.

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That's just for the Release Candidate, a bit longer for the Final.
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Old 07. Dec 2015, 12:56 AM   #18 (permalink)
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That's just for the Release Candidate, a bit longer for the Final.
Thank you, I didn't notice that. I'll have to wait. I am particularly fond of KDE. I'll work with live sessions of Cinnamon and Mate till then.

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Old 07. Dec 2015, 05:35 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I set the Cinnamon version up on my laptop over the weekend.
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Old 09. Dec 2015, 04:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Now possible to upgrade from Mint 17 / 17.1 / 17.2 / 17.3 BETA to 17.3 Final via the Update Manager, for info see https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/9

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Note: during the upgrade you won't get a kernel upgrade to the recommended kernel for Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. There's a reason for that, because that's no problem: it's quite alright to continue using your current older kernel in 17.3
If you want to upgrade to 17.3 with the recommended kernel you can do so via the terminal, see link above. Or do a clean install.
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