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Old 26. May 2011, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Linux Mint 11 “Katya” released

Usually about one month after the release of the Ubuntu version, Linux Mint will launch a new version.

Following the release of Ubuntu 11.04 end of last month, Linux Mint 11 is now officially launched and available for download.

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1760
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Old 27. May 2011, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Downloaded Mint 11, installed to a partition and tried to boot it up.

Upon booting, the screen showed "Input Not Supported" instead of the boot menu. This happened also to Ubuntu 11.04 when I tried it last month.

But this round there's a solution to it.

Used a liveCD to boot into the system
Locate the Mint partition
In terminal, enter gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
Removed "#" in front of this line GRUB_GFXMODE=640X480, then save the file.
In terminal, enter sudo update-grub

Rebooted the PC and the boot menu appeared.
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Old 28. May 2011, 10:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Same as Ubuntu 11.04, Linux Mint 11 has the Aero Snap feature.

The Thunderbird Mail Notification seems no more available from the "Indicator Applet Complete" in this new release.
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Old 28. May 2011, 02:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This list of "Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation" has now been updated to work with the latest release of Mint 11.

Certain features such as Rotate Cube needs to be removed from the list as it's conflicting with other modules in the system.
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Hi Jojoyee
I've reading your posts regarding Mint 11 and can't help but think this version is buggy. In your honest opinion is Mint 11 better than Mint 10? Or is the developers trying to hurry up and get their distro out to keep up with the others. I realize Mint is a fork of Ubuntu and this may be the driving factor.

I'm still using Ubuntu 10.10 because I'm not sure if upgrading is going to make my operating system more productive or enjoyable. I've tested 10 operating systems lately and I'm still not sure if a want to switch. Decisions Decisions

Anyway I truly appreciate the dedication you put into keeping us updated.

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Old 29. May 2011, 03:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Linux Mint 11 has some new features, basically following what's been introduced such as Aero Snap, Overlay Scrollbars, etc., in Ubuntu 11.04, plus some other new features Mint added on. It's new and as stated on its website, it has some known problems need to be fixed.

IMO, if you don't need the new features and prefer a more stable version at this moment, Mint 10 is a still good choice.
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Linux Mint 11 has some new features, basically following what's been introduced such as Aero Snap, Overlay Scrollbars, etc., in Ubuntu 11.04, plus some other new features Mint added on. It's new and as stated on its website, it has some known problems need to be fixed.

IMO, if you don't need the new features and prefer a more stable version at this moment, Mint 10 is a still good choice.
I must have missed the new features section.
Very nice to see they have made codecs even easier to handle than before. The upgrade to the Software Manager looks good as well. But I will take your advice and wait till they work out the bugs.
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