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[SOLVED] Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby Sublimation on Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:54 pm

Hello,

I've been searching around but haven't found a definite answer. Does a Long Term Service (LTS) version exist for Linux Mint 13? If so, which variation is it and where can I download it?

Thanks in advance for your help. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby Reorx on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:09 pm

Yes, Mint 13 is a LTS version. Support will be for 5 years from when it was released so it should be supported until April 2018!... I believe all versions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, & Xfce) are LTS.

You can D/L it here >>> http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

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Re: Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby Sublimation on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:28 pm

Wonderful!

I was taken by surprise when my Mint 10 updates suddenly stopped last April. Out of curiosity, does the Xfce desktop offer the same utilities as the KDE desktop? Media player, evolution calendar, and system monitor? Also, is compatibility different between Xfce and KDE?

Thanks again for your help! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby Reorx on Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:55 pm

I was and to some degree still am running Mint 9 Gnome 32 bit on a few laptops but in terms of features of Mint 13 KDE & Xfce - I dunno - my laptop at home and at the office run on LM 13 Cinnamon 64 bit.

Sublimation wrote:Wonderful!

I was taken by surprise when my Mint 10 updates suddenly stopped last April. Out of curiosity, does the Xfce desktop offer the same utilities as the KDE desktop? Media player, evolution calendar, and system monitor? Also, is compatibility different between Xfce and KDE?

Thanks again for your help! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby caf4926 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:02 am

Sublimation wrote:Wonderful!

I was taken by surprise when my Mint 10 updates suddenly stopped last April. Out of curiosity, does the Xfce desktop offer the same utilities as the KDE desktop? Media player, evolution calendar, and system monitor? Also, is compatibility different between Xfce and KDE?

Thanks again for your help! :D


You can always install whatever apps you want anyway.
Personal choice.... Me, I don't really like XFCE

The KDE Mint 13 is wonderful - but that's just My Opinion
Mate and Cinnamon are great too though. I install Mate for most of my customers.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby Sublimation on Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:52 am

KDE uses the GNOME desktop, right? Right now I'm running Linux Mint 10 on GNOME 2.32.0. While I don't mind trying something new, I wanted to verify common applications I'm currently using will work on other GUIs.

Thanks again for all your help. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby caf4926 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:56 am

KDE uses the GNOME desktop, right
No
KDE and GNOME are desktops in their own right
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Re: Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby kurok on Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:55 pm

mate is a fork of gnome 2.xx so that mighht be what your looking for.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby Sublimation on Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:51 pm

caf4926 wrote:
KDE uses the GNOME desktop, right
No
KDE and GNOME are desktops in their own right


Will KDE or Xfce support applications such as Evolution and System Monitor? I don't mind upgrading, I simply want to ensure everything works when I do so.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 LTS?

Postby caf4926 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:34 pm

If you have been using Mint for so long, I'm kind of surprised you don't quite have a handle on all this.

Mint 10 that you mention, if you installed the typical version is based on Gnome 2.
Since then much has changed, but much has been done to give users what they expect. Hence the Mate project. Mate provides pretty much what you see in Mint 10 Gnome.
So if that is what you were/are using. I suggest you use Mint 13 Mate.
But I recommend a backup of data and a completely clean install.
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