If you want people to switch from windows to Linux you just have to do better..
vnzjunk wrote:I will get it figured out or else go back to a previous version which up till now worked absolutely fabulously well on a daily basis with no glitches to speak of.
I had hoped for better but I think someone dropped the ball. If you want people to switch from windows to Linux you just have to do better.
That is or shouldn't be part of a Linux project; it is a failing endeavor due to the inertia and market penetration of the alternative OS (Windows version ?) or if they switch, they might go for another platform, such as Apple OSX
If you check, you will find that there have been quite a lot of bootup, menu, Gnome3/Unity and mate issues being presented
Mint still uses a Ubuntu base, therefor any issues you find on a Ubuntu equivalent version release will also and most likely be present on a mint equivalent version release: eg mint 12/ubuntu 12, even if they have decided to use different desktop window managers (Gnome3/unity shell or Mint mate/cinnamon)
If an older version is working well, stick with that, unless you see some feature that you just have to use/try..