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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Az4x4 on Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:47 pm

Husse wrote:Please do not post links to (semi)illegal software
The last thing we need is the company of some "pirate hunter"


It would seem that if you've got a good WinXP license, as you earlier advised and as many of us do, that it shouldn't matter if you install a lightweight customized version of XP instead of the full enchilada that comes on the Microsoft supplied disk. If I'm wrong about that I do apologize..
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Husse on Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:46 am

Maybe not - but I'd rather not gamble on it
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Az4x4 on Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:47 am

Husse wrote:Maybe not - but I'd rather not gamble on it


Know what you mean, and I fully agree..
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby radrick on Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:34 pm

Thanks for this truly remarkable OS. I downloaded it yesterday and installed it on a COMPAQ Presario C700 notebok and it installed flawlessly. Everything worked including the WiFi.
Outstanding. I have tried other distributions and usually WiFi was the Achilles heel.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby thedevil on Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:36 pm

this might be a stupid question, but am I free to put the ISO file for LN8 onto my webpage for others to download?
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby ysNoi on Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:28 am

Thanks for this software...! I'll be loving this too..!

Looks nice and good..!

Works fine with my Presario CQ40..!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Husse on Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:46 am

ysNoi - you have taken my signature!
Don't know if I like it or not....
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby rich_roast on Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:56 pm

thedevil wrote:this might be a stupid question, but am I free to put the ISO file for LN8 onto my webpage for others to download?


It might not be my place to answer but I think this is fine, provided we're talking about mirroring (I don't know about just hosting a static release of LM8, but I guess that shouldn't be a problem).

Linux Mint wrote:Mirroring the Linux Mint ISOs: To mirror the Linux Mint ISOs, please rsync with ftp.heanet.ie::pub/linuxmint.com at a frequency of at least once a day and contact us by email at root AT linux DOT com to tell us about your mirror.


I don't know about the licensing of Linux Mint and its packages fully, so it's possibly best to contact that email address with your plans whatever they are. I'm sure any help you want to offer in this way will be very warmly welcomed.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby alejandro_mario on Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:28 am

Hi. Any news regarding the upgrade path from LM7 to LM8 x64 mentioned in the 17th Dec. release announcement? It was mentioned it would be available last week, but I cannot find it.
I have two LM7 x64 machines to be upgraded and I'd rather use the upgrade path instead of reinstalling.
Thank you.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby celem on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:08 pm

Like "alejandro_mario", have I missed the upgrade instructions for amd64?
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Re: Asus EeePC series

Postby sv1xv on Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:20 am

I recently installed Helena on an Asus EeePC 4G Surf netbook to replace the crippled Xandros that came with it. In addition to the CD distribution I also added language support for Greek (this is one of the main reasons I installed Mint) and perldoc. The installation was without problems using an external DVD drive. In addition, WiFi works smoothly and I have got rid of connection problems I faced with Xandros.

Happy new year!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby BopNiblets on Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:59 pm

Hey Minters, my GDM doesn't look like it should, like this:
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(not my name's not samuel I found this online)
It's more blue and the buttons are the grey Raleigh theme, I posted this in the RC bug thread but it's still the same, how can I get it Mintier? :)
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Husse on Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:27 pm

This is not a support topic - please post in the support section, possibly Installation and boot
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby alejandro_mario on Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:01 am

Hi. Any news regarding the upgrade path from LM7 to LM8 x64 mentioned in the 17th Dec. release announcement? It was mentioned it would be available last week, but I cannot find it.
I have two LM7 x64 machines to be upgraded and I'd rather use the upgrade path instead of reinstalling.
Thank you.


Like "alejandro_mario", have I missed the upgrade instructions for amd64?


Any reply to this please? Or should we disconsider the upgrading possibility?
Thank you.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:49 am

Clem will have something ready soon I hope
Edit - see the blog
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby alejandro_mario on Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:12 pm

Great! Thank you Husse.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby timber on Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:09 pm

Hands Down, the best UI and easiest install I've ever encountered ...
Hats off to the Mint team ... Helena is sweet!
2010, the year of Open Source for all ... home and business, Ubuntu and Mint will make it happen ...
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby elektros75 on Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 pm

hi

new here and a bit to linux, just installed helena today and the first this that happens after i log in is that the applet [looks like the ms start menu when i run it "live"] crashes, then it doesn't have er... drivers/packages for the wireless [which ubuntu did and i had instant online access], this makes it hard to update as i don't have net access at home and i goto the library to get my work done

my laptop is an Acer 4420 with a broadcom integrated wireless card. i downloaded the package via windows and can locate it while in mint, but i dont know what to do as all it gives me the option for is to open and view it's contents...

help! i really like the look of the live cd and would like to get distro to work correctly, i'm guessing that gettin it to have wireless access for updates could help, so if you guys could point me in the right direction i'd appreciate it, ubuntu is ok, but i really like dthe look and feel of mint

thanks ahead of time
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Lobopops on Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:36 am

Live Helena CD worked fine. Update issues resolved. Feels like the Linux Mint I really like and look forward to. Thanks a million :D
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:06 am

I just bought a new hp laptop last week (HP G61-511WM) which was loaded with Windows 7. I have been wanting to try linux Mint as soon as I got a computer. I was worried about compatibility, but downloaded the Helena iso to try it out. When I booted the DVD there was no sound and wifi did not work. I installed it onto my hard drive and everything worked out of the box! I want to congratulate the Linux Mint team on the great job they have done with Mint 8, and thank you so much for aiding in my "escape" from Windows. By the way, under Linux Mint, my wifi nearly tripled in speed. Will be looking forward to Mint 9!
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