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Postby maadamos61 on Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:45 pm

And how do you really utilize it/them. Will Linux Mint benefit from the union of Linspire and Ubunt??
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Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Not suppositories.

Postby euthypro on Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:43 pm

Let me take a stab at this:

Repositories are Internet servers which hold software packages. These can be accessed by your computer. When you install Mint, it already comes configured with a list of sources. The list can be found at: /etc/apt/sources.lst

When you fire up Synaptic, it accesses these servers. Hit reload and you get the latest software available. It will tell you what's installed, what's not, and what you can upgrade. You can then choose the software you want to add, remove, or upgrade. Since you seem new to this, as I am, it's probably best to leave the list of repositories as it is, unless advised to add a new one by Clem or someone who works on the project. Meantime, there's a wealth of information available through Google, or pages such as Ubuntu Wiki and forums.

Since Mint is based on Ubuntu 6.10, we have access to their repos. Whether Mint will benefit from the Linspire/Ubuntu deal depends on whether Clem decides to keep Mint based on Ubuntu. Whether this will be a benefit is still being argued by the cognoscenti. I am not one, so no opinion here.

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Postby maadamos61 on Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:04 pm

I will try to access as I am a newbie. About two weksa agao I found out about linux mint from a Ubuntu forum and I replaced Ubuntu 6.10 with linux mint. I can;t wait for Bianca. Once again thanks.
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