kwestby wrote:I'd switch away from Windows altogether if there was drivers for my printer that actually worked. Perhaps someone could make them and put them on the market for us to purchase. Lexmark supposedly supports Linux Mint 13, but it does not work at all, at least in my experience. I'm now on Linux 16.
rhY wrote:I'd really like to be able to record from a webcam. Tried on 10 different Mint 16 systems (Cinnamon, Mate, xfce), tried 5 dif programs (cheese, uvcme?, webcam studio, VLC, others...) as of right now all of them fail in one way or another. I'd also like a longer RC where things actually get fixed before releasing final. I'd also like a very clear way to post bugs in the RC where any user who has encountered the bug can submit content/ a report, so maybe the issue will be seen/fixed before release. Something open to the public that doesn't require login (just captcha maybe)?
Mint is awesome, it just needs much better quality control during the release cycle, and also to have basic functionality like vlogging capability out of the box.
zolar1 wrote:Here is anovel idea.
How about naming versions after the year it was released?
Like Mint 13 say released on 2013.
Mint 17 released in 2017
Makes things MUCH easier.
zolar1 wrote:Also, the versioning is very confusing on the kernels.
3.4.xx is greater than 3.12.xx according to normal math.
zolar1 wrote:My wish list is a mint 64 KDE WITHOUT the junk [...]
zolar1 wrote:About ISO size. Either make it under 700MB for cd use or fill it to 4.2 GB to incorporste more features.
zolar1 wrote:Please remember, the vast majority of people out there do NOT use any kind of office program. Best to leave those out if you can and let them download those separately.
zolar1 wrote:I did not see a Linux remastering program either.
That too would be nice. A copy of my system on disk or flash as a bootable backup would be great. No having to wait or fiddle with unneeded drivers nor having to reset options the way I want.
zolar1 wrote:How about a variable swapfile? Only turn on when needed, auto adjusts for the task at handm then shuts off when finished?
zolar1 wrote:Another item I noticed is that linux never uses enough ram.
What good is having 8gb ram when mint only uses 1 gb of it (typically)?
Nice to want to save people money on ram, but ram is so cheap now it isn't funny. Maybe preload frequently used programs by default?
This could also make ISO's small enough to fit on a CD instead of a DVD
all41 wrote:As long as we are still talking "dream world" here:
IN MY DREAMS---I could download a "barebones" minimal interface package based on the Mint philosophy.
This barebones .iso package would be bootable into the "live" mode where I could select to download all (and only)
those packages I need and use on my system (along with their dependencies).
Then when my system is perfectly set up (still dreaming) I would navigate to a menu item called "Create ISO"
which would have a "USB Image Writer" interface for imaging to dvd/usb/nas/hd. This iso would be used for a full hd install.This could also make ISO's small enough to fit on a CD instead of a DVD
The price differential between recordable cd's and dvd's seem to make this a mute point.
Gerry Sherman wrote:I note that comments were made about how may people do or do not use office suites. I would make a gentleman's wager that most users require at least a word processor, and probably many use a spreadsheet. Libre Office fills the bill very nicely. I used to be considered self-employed and used the Open Office spreadsheet function for all my bookkeeping needs. (This was before Libre Office.) I will admit that I don't use all of the suite, but it's there if I need it.
How about a forum for the radio amateurs? Some of our software is a bit specific to radio. I have the FLDIGI suite installed.
Somebody made a comment about printer drivers. I have a Hewlett-Packard CP1215 colour laser - it seems to be OK as fas as the driver is concerned. At least, the test page looks OK. I'm not saying all drivers are OK, but this one seems to be.
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