Completely love Linux Mint. It is beautiful, and just makes you feel happy.
If it's basically ubuntu under the hood, it is certainly not that in practice.
The big thing is that it is so much faster, like 5 times faster.
And getting rid of the unity interface is so wonderful; that thing has no future as I gave it a good 3 months to try to get used to it.
In any event, I can't install on another latop--macbook pro 5,2.
I'm using Linux Mint 14, cinnamon 64 bit.
I've also tried almost all the other distributions of Linux Mint, 32 bit, and tried kde, mate, etc.
I can only get LM to boot up using compatbility mode (the option start linux mint will just crash immediately)
After booting up into the initial screen where you can test drive Linux Mint, I decide immediately that I wish to install to hard drive.
The issue is actually that during installation, my mouse and keyboard freeze and quit working completely.
It's almost as if there is an internal timer--about 2 minutes after boot up from my usb flash drive,
things will freeze. It can freeze whether or not there is a slideshow or not. It seems more like after 2 minutes test driving, keyboard and mouse lock up (pointer disappears).
Any ideas to fix the mouse and keyboard freeze?
Installing to a macbook air 2011 version was completely flawless.
Thanks, and thank you for saving ubuntu. I would not be surprised at all if Linux Mint becomes
what Ubuntu wanted to be.