azathoth wrote:Any idea when the final will be out on this? Rumors, smoke signals, etc?
I don't know exactly, but I always keep my eye on the ISO Testing section of the Linux Mint Community website, as well as the Xfce forum here.
azathoth wrote:I've been using the RC since it came out and it seems really tight. I was just wondering if I should bother transferring much media (quite a lot) onto this partition or just hold out for the final? I generally do a clean install.
To the best of my knowledge, the RC will become the final version via normal updates. That said, I always do a clean install with the final ISO, despite the fact that I know it'll be the same. I'm sure there's a section in a psychology textbook about the disorder.
As for all your media, what I do is create a separate, non-OS-dependent "data" partition, and just mount it after the install. This way, I can do clean installs whenever I want (thereby enabling my own psychosis above), without worrying about the data. Furthermore, this allows me to have multiple OS PCs that use the same data partition.