I installed linuxmint 5beta this weekend, and then got gnome and afterstep to play together nicely. I'm writing about it on my blog, and I've got the first post up. I talk about my experiences with the live os and running gnome.
"...It's a good excuse to learn about this whole deb/ubu/gnome/sysv/grub phenomenon anyways. So after rsyncing a bunch of config files over the fileserver, I issued shutdown -r now for the last time on Slackware 12.0. I popped the iso in and took some notes. What follows is the mostly unedited notes I took as I imbibed in Lemon Hart and limeade while installing LinuxMint v5 Beta vx.x. Observations from retrospect will be denoted by C style comments..."
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