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Should I wait?

Postby wrender on Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:13 pm

My mom's computer is all crapped up with windows xp and I had enough of it. So I planned to install linux on there.

I am trying to figure out whether I should just install kubuntu 9.10 or wait a little bit for Linux Mint KDE 8.

Cheers,

~Wren

ps. Is there a ball park guess to when they are aiming to release Mint KDE 8? say December , January?
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Re: Should I wait?

Postby hinto on Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:21 pm

It all depends on what you want to do (and which platform)
In the x64 area, Mint only comes in Gnome and you install KDE (it looks like you want KDE from your post)
Also, in the x64 area, and (at least) AMD Phenomx4, I needed the 2.6.27 kernel or greater due to (I think) cpu frequencies although I think NVIDIA benefited there, too.

If you have a dual core, you should be fine.

What I did on my Phenom x4 pc, was install Mint 7, change jaunty to karmic in /etc/apt/sources.list and did a
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.

I now have Mint 7 built on top of Karmic. Granted, this is Gnome, but I can install KDE. Also the KDE Mint is 32 bit only AFAIK.
I'd expect Mint 8 to have a similar upgrade path (as I look in to the past Mint releases) for it Mint additions to Karmic.

Hope this helps with your decision.

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Re: Should I wait?

Postby wrender on Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:37 pm

32 bit is fine for her system....
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Re: Should I wait?

Postby wrender on Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:45 am

So is there a guess ... shot in the dark of the aim to release kde mint 8? January maybe? Im just trying to guess what I should do/tell my family member. :roll:
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Re: Should I wait?

Postby lagagnon on Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:53 am

wrender wrote:So is there a guess ... shot in the dark of the aim to release kde mint 8?


"When it's ready" is the usual answer for that question.
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Re: Should I wait?

Postby hinto on Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:32 am

There's really no need to wait as long as there is
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

You can install Mint 7 (The 32 bit KDE Version since you want the 32 bits) and when Mint 8 is ready, you can upgrade
to that. There are usually directions on how to perform the upgrade on the Mint website.

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Re: Should I wait?

Postby AfterEight on Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:47 pm

wrender wrote:So is there a guess ... shot in the dark of the aim to release kde mint 8? January maybe? Im just trying to guess what I should do/tell my family member. :roll:


Hi wrender,

The RC1 of Linux Mint 8 has just been uploaded here . . . http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/

The KDE version is usually released a few weeks after the stable version has been upped.
Hope this helps.

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Re: Should I wait?

Postby kanishka on Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:56 am

AfterEight wrote:The RC1 of Linux Mint 8 has just been uploaded here . . . http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/

AfterEight

GRAB!

MUAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Re: Should I wait?

Postby wrender on Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:34 am

Thanks! I'll have to check it out tonight...
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Re: Should I wait?

Postby stalonge on Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:41 am

Thats great , i test here , and all seems fine .. ( Its very similar to Gloria )

Great job , devs

:D :D
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