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Back with Mint again

Postby rmcellig on Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:53 pm

Here I am again and I hope that this time I will stay much longer with Linux Mint. One of the things about Linux distros is that you have a tendency to distro hop thinking the next distro is better than the last one you tried. I tried Mint Cinnamon and LXDE but never tried Mate so here goes with another round with Linux Mint.

The other distro I can seem to live without but unfortunately I have two issues with is the great Puppy Linux. Very special distro.

I'm really looking forward to giving Mate a try and hope that it will do all that I need it to. Glad to be back :)
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Re: Back with Mint again

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:19 pm

Welcome back, rmcellig. I go through spells like that myself from time to time. As a user of Mint 13 MATE, I can tell you that it is very much like using Mint 9 (if you have used that one before). Of course the big difference is that Mint 13 has much more up-to-date apps. I find it to be very stable and very pleasant to use.
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Re: Back with Mint again

Postby rmcellig on Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:22 pm

Ya I remember Mint 9. That was a great distro to use. I agree. Do you know when Mint 14 will be released?
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Re: Back with Mint again

Postby jesica on Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:15 am

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Re: Back with Mint again

Postby xenopeek on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:47 am

Hi rmcellig, welcome back to the Linux Mint forums :D MATE is very good, it's currently my main desktop. Recommend you upgrade to MATE 1.4; it is much improved over the 1.2 version that comes with Linux Mint 13. You can upgrade with a few steps, as shared here: viewtopic.php?f=206&t=111533#p624015

Have fun with Linux Mint & MATE.
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Re: Back with Mint again

Postby rmcellig on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:40 pm

I tried these three commands but when I restarted my machine it said that I am still running MATE 1.2. Should I start over again? Please advice. Thanks!!

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main"
printf "\nPackage: *\nPin: origin packages.mate-desktop.org\nPin-Priority: 700\n" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/preferences
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --yes --force-yes mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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Re: Back with Mint again

Postby xenopeek on Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:10 pm

See my reply to your topic on that: viewtopic.php?f=206&t=113466&p=632882#p632882. Please don't double post questions :)
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Re: Back with Mint again

Postby caerolle on Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:29 pm

rmcelig, welcome back!

I also like to try different distros, but Mint is the only one I have ever been able to get to work with certain program I won't live without. Plus, I really like Mint, and the Mint community. I keep trying other distos not because I think I will find anything 'better' (I think that has as many different definitions are there are ppl, lol), but because I like to try new things, and I want to learn Linux. I don't really expect to move away from Mint for my primary OS (with Xfce, yay!). However, I would like to build a small, clean OS, maybe with Openbox, or probably Xfce. I am working with Arch Linux right now because it lets (forces?) you start really small and and things carefully, instead of a huge bolus. However, will take me quite a while just to get the basics to work, lots to learn!

Glad you came back to Mint!

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Re: Back with Mint again

Postby rmcellig on Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:40 pm

Sorry about the double posting.
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