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Old 09. Jan 2016, 10:47 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Mr. Dedo is not impressed with the latest offering.

"To my great disappointment, but not entirely surprisingly, Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa sucks".

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-rosa.html
How far do you agree with Mr. Dedo's damning verdict?
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Old 15. Jan 2016, 12:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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How far do you agree with Mr. Dedo's damning verdict?
Not at all. I have 17.3 MATE functioning as a media hub and I have had none of the problems described. It has been completely trouble-free.
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The KDE version is also performing well for me but then I don't use Samba shares nor do I have a Realtek network card.
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A few small issues with 17.3 which I didn't notice with previous versions, such as if I click on Menu > Home Folder I can see the icons but the folder names are greyed out to such an extent as to be invisible. But only sometimes, sometimes it displays as it should. And other odd little, slightly exasperating, things that are making me wonder whether it's time to change distros.
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Considering all the issues with the Cinnamon version, Dedoimedo is now giving 10/10 for the Xfce release and I have to agree. Compiz is already installed so once you get Emerald with it you can have as much bling as you like. I have 17.3 KDE and Xfce dual booted on the same desktop and now prefer using Xfce. Here is a screenshot of mine I posted a while back.
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Thanks for that. Using Mate on Linux Mint at the moment, working better for me in 17.3 than Cinnamon did but think I'll give the Xfce version a try. For anyone else who missed Dedoimedo's review, here it is: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Xfce - Absolutely fantastic
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Thanks for that. Using Mate on Linux Mint at the moment, working better for me in 17.3 than Cinnamon did but think I'll give the Xfce version a try. For anyone else who missed Dedoimedo's review, here it is: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Xfce - Absolutely fantastic
My apologies MaikL, I should have included a link to Dedoimedo's review myself.

Bit ironic that Mint's flagship Cinnamon desktop is so bad compared with the alternative DE's but taking all together, IMO there is little excuse not to use one of the others unless you are a compulsive distro hopper.
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Beware of hacked ISOs if you downloaded Linux Mint on February 20th!

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As far as we know, the only compromised edition was Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition.

If you downloaded another release or another edition, this does not affect you. If you downloaded via torrents or via a direct HTTP link, this doesn’t affect you either.

Finally, the situation happened today, so it should only impact people who downloaded this edition on February 20th.

Always a good idea to check the MD5 sig.

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"If you still have the ISO file, check its MD5 signature with the command “md5sum yourfile.iso” (where yourfile.iso is the name of the ISO)"

The above is found on this link. How is the 'command line' used to check the MD5?

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Melita, when you open a Terminal it opens in your Home directory by default. From there, you could use the change directory command to navigate to the directory containing the target file, e.g. cd directorypath where directorypath is the path to the target directory. Once there, simply execute the command md5sum yourfile.iso where yourfile.iso is the file name and extension of the target file. The MD5 checksum of the file will then be displayed along with the file name, e.g.



Another way to open the Terminal in the target directory is to navigate there in your file manager then right-click in an empty space. Just select Open in Terminal from the context menu that appears and the Terminal will open in the target directory.



Personally, I'm not that in love with the Terminal like some users, so I simply use Hasher Lite with Wine.
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