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Old 14. Mar 2012, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It looks like there is still hope for the future of Mint.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/l...-cinnamon.html
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Old 14. Mar 2012, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks really promising indeed . Lets hope it keeps up to the promise.
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Old 15. Mar 2012, 05:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Great review as ever from our friend and certainly instills a sense of "all is not yet lost" in me and I guess others too. I will be sticking with Fusion 14.1 for now, but following the development of Mint 13 closely.
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Old 15. Mar 2012, 04:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 beta now and I'm really getting to like it. Having to consider moving from Ubuntu 10.04 and not liking Unity this seemed a good choice.

I gave Cinammon a spin on Ubuntu 12.04 beta last weekend so I might give it another go after a week on Xubuntu.

Great thing about Linux .... so much to choose from and all free (downside .... only 1 laptop and too little time to try them all!)

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Great review as ever from our friend and certainly instills a sense of "all is not yet lost"...
Hmmm, "But if this turns out to be yet another passing fad, then we're doomed forever."
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I was a little surprised that they are going to shift their focus to Cinnamon instead of Mate. Perhaps things are still not settled yet. I also wonder if Mint will start to part ways from Ubuntu. In the end I just hope they take their time and create a distro worthy of the Mint name.
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Old 20. Mar 2012, 08:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It appears our friend Dedoimedo has been pimping the Mint Cinnamon (his words) and things are starting to look good. I still think I'm going to wait a couple of months before installing mint13 when it comes out. Still, Mints future is looking a whole lot better.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/l...amon-more.html

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Still, Mints future is looking a whole lot better.
I thought that about mine, but then I ended up here (in Brazil that is)
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Brazil doesn't sound bad at all. I suppose its kinda of like the Philippines which I have visited many times. Its probably to hot for my taste but I would love to visit. I spent 4 years in Hawaii but it would always cool down at night which made the hot days bearable
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Brazil doesn't sound bad at all. I suppose its kinda of like the Philippines which I have visited many times. Its probably to hot for my taste but I would love to visit. I spent 4 years in Hawaii but it would always cool down at night which made the hot days bearable
I guess it's not so bad once you get used to the burocracy, crime and corruption , and where we are it does also cool off at night although the mountain sun is a killer if you keep exposed to it. The cities too are OK providing you don't look like a tourist, don't wear obviously expensive watches and jewellery, don't use a remotely located ATM or any ATM at night, don't ask for directions, don't sit close to and with your back facing away from a restaurant entrance, and constantly watch shop windows, car mirrors and other reflective surfaces for "spotters".
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