LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

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LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby netrionio on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:35 pm

LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE is a LTS Distribution?
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support

Postby squeezy on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:36 pm

netrionio wrote:LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE is a LTS Distribution?


Yes. It's based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so the Mint derivatives share the same 5 year support cycle.
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE-RC observatoins and questions?

Postby netrionio on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:48 pm

wwwoowwww lightning speed answer! Thanks a lot! The other question is : Mint team instructs: To upgrade from the RC release, simply apply any level 1 and 2 updates (if any) available in the Update Manager. Ok I understand this but it wouldn't be better to reinstall?
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE-RC observatoins and questions?

Postby squeezy on Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:00 pm

Not quite as fast on this reply :lol:

The packages in the RC are usually very close to the final product. Doing an update is usually all it takes to get the final changes. You can reinstall if it makes you feel better though!
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby zerozero on Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:24 pm

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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby guimaster on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:21 am

Wow, Xubuntu only has 3 years of support for 12.04. Very good job Linux Mint!
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:18 am

guimaster wrote:Wow, Xubuntu only has 3 years of support for 12.04. Very good job Linux Mint!

I think the difference in support is that Mint Xfce is based on Ubuntu, not Xubuntu, so the Ubuntu security/package updates would remain available for the full 5 years.
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby netrionio on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:51 pm

My question became a new topic! Thank you mod! I thought I could start a new topic when I did that question but I thought that it was not good. (I am a noob yet here I know)

So we have an ubuntu based distro which is fast (xfce), light, secure (linux itself), the edge of technology (latest packages) , rock solid stable and with 5 years support! What else to ask for? I think this is one of the best distributions ever and is close to perfect desktop. Linux Mint advantages deserves to be spread to everyone who uses pc or laptop.
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby jjaythomas on Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:19 pm

To clairify

Xubuntu probally will get the 'System' security fixes for the 5 years (system is Ubuntu)
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they only promise their patches (the XFCE stuff mostly) for 3 years.

Not sure how mint's LTS will be but probally 5(system) XFCE components not sure?

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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby guimaster on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:52 am

netrionio wrote:My question became a new topic! Thank you mod! I thought I could start a new topic when I did that question but I thought that it was not good. (I am a noob yet here I know)

So we have an ubuntu based distro which is fast (xfce), light, secure (linux itself), the edge of technology (latest packages) , rock solid stable and with 5 years support! What else to ask for? I think this is one of the best distributions ever and is close to perfect desktop. Linux Mint advantages deserves to be spread to everyone who uses pc or laptop.


The only other thing you could ask for is a distro that is a "Rolling Distribution" which has 10 - 20 years of support, basically as long as your computer will live! Oh wait, you can get that with Mint Debian XFCE... :)
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby Beardedragon on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:18 pm

I would like to add a "Well Done." To Linux Mint for their vast impovement over Xubuntu 12.04. IMHO, this is a keeper.
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby guimaster on Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:13 am

Beardedragon wrote:I would like to add a "Well Done." To Linux Mint for their vast impovement over Xubuntu 12.04. IMHO, this is a keeper.


Xubuntu looks like an inferior desktop environment with that ugly blue look in Xubuntu. Mint XFCE looks like Gnome 2x / MATE. Very impressive work, especially to give 5 years of support when Xubuntu only gives 3.
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby impossiblescissors on Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:21 pm

Along similar lines, I'm trying to upgrade my Xubuntu to LM 13 XFCE, but I can't seem to find the XFCE 4.10 desktop in the ubuntu 12.04 or mint 13 repositories. Can anybody say where I can find it? Would it be the same version that's in the Debian Edition repositories? (mintdesktop-xfce)?
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby Beardedragon on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:28 pm

impossiblescissors wrote:Along similar lines, I'm trying to upgrade my Xubuntu to LM 13 XFCE, but I can't seem to find the XFCE 4.10 desktop in the ubuntu 12.04 or mint 13 repositories. Can anybody say where I can find it? Would it be the same version that's in the Debian Edition repositories? (mintdesktop-xfce)?

Search Synaptic under xfce.
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby defcon on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:31 am

impossiblescissors wrote:Along similar lines, I'm trying to upgrade my Xubuntu to LM 13 XFCE, but I can't seem to find the XFCE 4.10 desktop in the ubuntu 12.04 or mint 13 repositories. Can anybody say where I can find it? Would it be the same version that's in the Debian Edition repositories? (mintdesktop-xfce)?


In (x)ubuntu 12.04 you can only find Xfce 4.8. You can get Xfce 4.10 only from ppa, or you have to wait till (x)ubuntu12.10 is released :)

In LM13 Xfce also is installed from ppa, but it's disabled after installation.

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/etc/apt/sources.list.d/xubuntu-dev-xfce-4_10-precise.list
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10/ubuntu precise main
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby impossiblescissors on Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:20 am

Thanks! I ended up iinstalling the PPA after running LM 13 XFCE from DVD+RW. So far I'm not noticing a big difference between 4.8 and 4.10. I'll definitely have to customize the interface since I'm used to doing things the Windows 7 way. But the beauty of XFCE is how easy it is to customize!
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby jjaythomas on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:42 am

Thanks! I ended up iinstalling the PPA after running LM 13 XFCE from DVD+RW.


The "ppa' is already in LMint 13 XFCE (the defaut DE is already 4.10) you don,t have to install ppa only activate (to recieve updates to to XFCE)

'can be done in Synaptic package manager (repositories in menu) REMEMBER TO RELOAD APT LIST :wink:
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Re: LMint 13 (Maya) XFCE support?

Postby impossiblescissors on Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:49 pm

jjaythomas wrote:The "ppa' is already in LMint 13 XFCE (the defaut DE is already 4.10) you don,t have to install ppa only activate (to recieve updates to to XFCE)

'can be done in Synaptic package manager (repositories in menu) REMEMBER TO RELOAD APT LIST :wink:
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I was updating Xubuntu 12.04 to LM13 XFCE. The PC in question has trouble booting from DVD, so it was easier to do the initial install from a Xubuntu (actually Mythbuntu) CD.
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