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Ubuntu, Mint and Automatix?

Postby valnar on Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:47 am

OK, I loaded up the beta of Mint and it looks very nice. It appears there are a couple programs that are different, and I'm sure a lot of codecs and plugins under the hood are there too. A quick visit to some multimedia web sites confirmed that.

So what is different, exactly, between Ubuntu and Mint? If I were to load Automatix on Mint, which programs would I *not* need to install? Is there a FAQ or list of differences/changes between Ubuntu and Mint?

I see you also include some of the Gnome drive icons on the screen - very nice. I usually do that right away too. Network Manager - nice. What other tweaks are there?

Can I use any repository for Ubuntu software? Will anything break if I choose a piece of software already on Mint? Hence my reason for wanting to know what's there already.

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Postby clem on Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:48 pm

Hi Robert,

I wouldn't recommend using Automatix on Mint because, most of what it installs is already there by default... if there a few things that you feel are missing, then follow the ubuntuguide and install them manually.. and if you don't really know what is missing, then you probably don't need to install it :)

Barbara was basically Ubuntu + codecs with a different theme, but as time goes on, we're changing a lot of extra little things and Mint is heading in its own direction. For instance in Bea, we're changing a lot of things in Firefox's and Gnome's configuration. And in Bianca we'll start adding our own tools.

The purposes of Automatix and Linux Mint are very different. Automatix provides a way to enhance Ubuntu. Mint provides an enhanced desktop distribution which base is Ubuntu.

As for the repositories, yes you should be able to add any software from Ubuntu's repos without breaking what's already there in Barbara or Bea.

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Postby antiquexray on Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:40 pm

root wrote:Hi Robert,

I wouldn't recommend using Automatix on Mint because, most of what it installs is already there by default... if there a few things that you feel are missing, then follow the ubuntuguide and install them manually.. and if you don't really know what is missing, then you probably don't need to install it :)

Barbara was basically Ubuntu + codecs with a different theme, but as time goes on, we're changing a lot of extra little things and Mint is heading in its own direction. For instance in Bea, we're changing a lot of things in Firefox's and Gnome's configuration. And in Bianca we'll start adding our own tools.

The purposes of Automatix and Linux Mint are very different. Automatix provides a way to enhance Ubuntu. Mint provides an enhanced desktop distribution which base is Ubuntu.

As for the repositories, yes you should be able to add any software from Ubuntu's repos without breaking what's already there in Barbara or Bea.

Clem


This goes back to an earlier question I had, but there are a couple of sites I frequent for audio that uses RealPlayer. Well, MPlayer doesn't cut it. I'll need to install RealPlayer. For Barbara I used Automatix and it was quite painless and trouble free.
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Postby mikeon11 on Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:54 pm

antiquexray wrote:
root wrote:Hi Robert,

I wouldn't recommend using Automatix on Mint because, most of what it installs is already there by default... if there a few things that you feel are missing, then follow the ubuntuguide and install them manually.. and if you don't really know what is missing, then you probably don't need to install it :)

Barbara was basically Ubuntu + codecs with a different theme, but as time goes on, we're changing a lot of extra little things and Mint is heading in its own direction. For instance in Bea, we're changing a lot of things in Firefox's and Gnome's configuration. And in Bianca we'll start adding our own tools.

The purposes of Automatix and Linux Mint are very different. Automatix provides a way to enhance Ubuntu. Mint provides an enhanced desktop distribution which base is Ubuntu.

As for the repositories, yes you should be able to add any software from Ubuntu's repos without breaking what's already there in Barbara or Bea.

Clem


This goes back to an earlier question I had, but there are a couple of sites I frequent for audio that uses RealPlayer. Well, MPlayer doesn't cut it. I'll need to install RealPlayer. For Barbara I used Automatix and it was quite painless and trouble free.


i used automatix to install realplayer, without problem
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:28 am

clem wrote:I wouldn't recommend using Automatix on Mint because, most of what it installs is already there by default...


I used automatix2 and installed everything it had to offer. Result: no problems whatsoever on Barbara!

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