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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby emorrp1 on Sun May 17, 2009 1:48 pm

dado023 wrote:one more thing, i though ext4 is the new ubuntu 9.04 file system, but i noticed mint installed with ext3


not quite: ubuntu said they might make ext4 default in karmic (jaunty+1) if it's popular. ext4 is available in the manual partioning stage of the ubuntu/mint installer.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby wobf58 on Sun May 17, 2009 2:10 pm

Great work. I have a new DELL E6500 and it works great. The whole boot just takes 45 seconds. There are some little issues with the mousepad but that is minor. And I have some Logitech USB speakers where I have trouble with to get them to work. Mint is recognizing them but thats it. I would love to get them to work since the laptop speakers are not that great. I always appreciate some ideas how to solve that problem. Just curious when the KDE RC1 is scheduled to come out. The KDE version of version 6 was a little slow in performance so I am hoping that KDE version 7 is as quick as GNOME. But again, great job guys. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby kansasnoob on Sun May 17, 2009 2:21 pm

A big thank you to Clem, or whoever, for fixing the tiny (and brief) glitch in Mint Update so quickly!

So far Gloria is simply glorious!
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby marcus0263 on Sun May 17, 2009 2:48 pm

kansasnoob wrote:A big thank you to Clem, or whoever, for fixing the tiny (and brief) glitch in Mint Update so quickly!

So far Gloria is simply glorious!

It is beautiful isn't it? I messed around with Ubuntu for a bit a while back and thought it's OK. But as always Clem and Company takes it to a level of Polish that only they can do. 8)
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Minor annoyance

Postby marcus0263 on Mon May 18, 2009 10:35 am

It's a minor annoyance, doesn't affect functionality but on the login right under the user/password box it says

"User will login in 30 seconds"
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby Havoc on Mon May 18, 2009 11:18 am

I love the RC so far. Maybe it's been posted already, but I can't seem to find it. When is the scheduled release day for the final 7 release?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby blueknight529 on Mon May 18, 2009 11:23 am

Looks Great, Feels Great. Just have an issue with Network Windows Shares, unless I run Samba4K.
Opening the Desktop Network Icon, shows all the network machines, but fails to open them.
Had the same problem with Mint 6. Really wish you guys could get that fixed.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby exploder on Mon May 18, 2009 4:43 pm

I love the RC so far. Maybe it's been posted already, but I can't seem to find it. When is the scheduled release day for the final 7 release?


There is no scheduled release date, it ready when it's ready. Things are progressing at a very good pace though. :D
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby lexon on Mon May 18, 2009 5:18 pm

I am getting some Mint 7 updates almost every day. Looking good.

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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby markcynt on Mon May 18, 2009 5:56 pm

I tried Mint 6 Saturday, and liked it, installed Mint 7 RC1 yesterday and I love it, very slick!
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby tuxfan on Mon May 18, 2009 9:26 pm

Started out 8 years ago with Mandrake Linux (Now Mandriva). Used that for a few years, then did the RedHat thing for awhile. Switched to Fedora for a number of years and finally decided to try Ubuntu to see what all the fuss was about. The other day I downloaded and installed Linux Mint 7 RC1 and can honestly say that I was in sheer amazement at how "everything-just-works-out-of-the-box" it was. I would recommend this to any first-time Linux user who wanted to get their feet wet but it's also a great distro for those of us who have already been around the block. I like the Mint tools, the general layout of everything and the Compiz ensemble was the proverbial icing on the cake.

Nice work Clem and gang! :)

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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby Old Marcus on Tue May 19, 2009 4:24 am

The latest update to the mint grub screen has left me drooling. Good job clem.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby xxploit on Tue May 19, 2009 1:14 pm

Few comments:

Glad to see the grub artwork changed to match the new style.

Brasero: Brasero hasnt worked for myself or others in a long time. Back when I was looking for the fix for it to burn, many blamed it on that fact that it was using wodim/geniso instead of the actual cdr-tools programs. Either way Brasero still fails horribly to burn anything for me. So as always I install xfburn which uses libburn/etc and as always works.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby marcus0263 on Tue May 19, 2009 2:58 pm

xxploit wrote:Few comments:

Glad to see the grub artwork changed to match the new style.

Brasero: Brasero hasnt worked for myself or others in a long time. Back when I was looking for the fix for it to burn, many blamed it on that fact that it was using wodim/geniso instead of the actual cdr-tools programs. Either way Brasero still fails horribly to burn anything for me. So as always I install xfburn which uses libburn/etc and as always works.

Yeah I know it's "proprietary" but I use NeroLinux, have for a couple of years. It's excellent and it's only $25 which isn't much, plus I like supporting those who are making a good effort to support Linux. Seriously folks for Linux to really take a good foothold commercial company's need to know they can make money with Linux. The best news I know of now is Ultraedit will be available soon for Linux, it's in "Alpha" now. 8)
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MintUpdate Issue - Please Help...

Postby tuxfan on Tue May 19, 2009 4:45 pm

The last few times I've run MintUpdate, it scans for new updates but then the entire interface turns grey and I am unable to install anything and end up having to use Synaptic. I can see that there are updates available, I'm just not able to install them. This wasn't an issues in the beginning. I'm using Linux Mint RC1. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby Husse on Tue May 19, 2009 4:51 pm

tuxfan
That's more for the bug topic but mintUpdate has been updated a lot lately so you probably find a working one if you update it through synaptic
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby Joeasaurus on Tue May 19, 2009 5:15 pm

Im so smitten with the new release!!

Especially love the inclusion of windows' autorun.inf
It's lovely to see my usb drive given the icon i wanted it to have :D
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby subslug on Tue May 19, 2009 8:43 pm

I'd basically given up on ever seeing a day when my Toshiba laptop would suspend and resume properly. Loaded Mint 7 on it and just for grins set it to suspend when I close the lid and damned if it didn't actually work!
It takes a few seconds but even the wireless re-connects after resuming.
I'm stoked.

I'd also like to mention the huge improvement in USB devices, external hard drives in particular. Plug and play works exactly how it should, it's not even hit or miss like it has been in Linux for a while, not just picking on Mint.
When I plug a drive in now, it's mounted, the desktop icon pops up and I'm good to go.
Me Like!

7 is coming along nicely, not that we'd expect anything less from the Mint guys. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby 风语者 on Wed May 20, 2009 2:09 am

many thanks, downloading it, I am a Chinese using Windows 7 7100.
Thank you very much, 谢谢,非常感谢 :D
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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

Postby mitsuzero on Wed May 20, 2009 11:27 am

i need to said this...
in my system all worked fine
in mint 7
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    and PVR 150 - that not work very well in other distros (i dunno the cause)
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