I'm really pleased that the LM team have managed to get the '(201012)' release 'out of the door' for Christmas. I'm downloading the 32 and 64-bit torrents so that I can seed and try to help out with what I expect will be a massive demand for the ISOs. Nice work LMDE people!
When the initial LMDE release was published, I eagerly downloaded it and have an (xfce) installation on my main machine, which I am very happy with.
0. Is there any reason that I should install using the new image, given that I am happy with my existing install and all the updates have been applied?
I note from the latest 'release notes', that the famous '“4 lines of code better than 200″' kernel patch will be available in this new release, but see in my existing installation that a kernel upgrade is available (if I run apt-get upgrade), but the 'MinutUpdater' is holding it back. I could run apt-get upgrade, but I know from previous trial and error, that this will upgrade my XOrg and break it (ATI/ Radeon issues that are not LMDE specific).
1. Is it possible to get the kernel update, without upgrading X (ie, running apt-get upgrade)?
I'm blissfully happy with my installation, so if the answer to question 1. is 'no' then this is not really an issue, just wondered
. Any thoughts on question 0.?