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Ubuntu or Kubuntu based?

Postby gjtoth on Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:57 am

I notice in the screenshots the start button appears to be that of KDE. Is Linux Mint based on Ubuntu or Kubuntu? Also, what version of Ubuntu/Kubuntu is it based on?
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Postby Fragadelic on Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:07 pm

Linux Mint 2.0 is based on Ubuntu 6.10.

Linux Mint 1.0 was based on Kubuntu 6.06.

Apparently all future Linux Mint versions will also be based on Ubuntu.
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Postby gjtoth on Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:11 pm

Fragadelic wrote:Linux Mint 2.0 is based on Ubuntu 6.10.

Linux Mint 1.0 was based on Kubuntu 6.06.

Apparently all future Linux Mint versions will also be based on Ubuntu.


Kewl! That's all I needed to know before installing it.

I d/l'ed and installed Ubuntu 6.10 last night and was impressed. Then, I read about Mint and not having to d/l much else so thought I'd give it a shot.

If it's half of what it claims, you'll be seeing me around here more. :lol:
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Postby Fragadelic on Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:24 pm

Go on over to the Reviews Feedback section as I posted my initial impressions on Linux Mint 2.0.

I'm a longtime Linux user - since 97. I started with Slackware 3.5 I think. Its been so long I can't remember anymore. I've tried every major distro there is during the many years I've been running Linux. I always like the debian package system. apt-get is awesome if you are careful what repositories you add.

Ubuntu is an awesome distro but having to install automatix and then all the extras takes a fair bit of time. Linux Mint 2.0 is perfect out of the box if you browse,email and use your PC for multimedia.

I'm impressed.

It even includes Firefox 2.0 so I'm assuming all the updates since 6.10 was released are also there.
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Postby gjtoth on Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:29 pm

Fragadelic wrote:Go on over to the Reviews Feedback section as I posted my initial impressions on Linux Mint 2.0.

I'm a longtime Linux user - since 97. I started with Slackware 3.5 I think. Its been so long I can't remember anymore. I've tried every major distro there is during the many years I've been running Linux. I always like the debian package system. apt-get is awesome if you are careful what repositories you add.

Ubuntu is an awesome distro but having to install automatix and then all the extras takes a fair bit of time. Linux Mint 2.0 is perfect out of the box if you browse,email and use your PC for multimedia.

I'm impressed.

It even includes Firefox 2.0 so I'm assuming all the updates since 6.10 was released are also there.


I've only been in Linux for about 2 years. I started with Xandros and have it running on my main box. But, X4 for some reason seems to be bogging down and when I first installed it, it found my scanner with no problem. But, now... no scanner! So, I've been checking out the different distros.

Also, I've gotten a few folks moved away from Windoze and a couple have been having probs with multimedia stuff so, this could be the ticket.
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Postby Fragadelic on Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:34 pm

Thats the beauty of Linux. You don't have to spend a fortune just to find out if you like a certain flavour. Xandros on the other hand is one of the few that you MUST buy to try unless you want an ancient version that won't give you a proper test run anyway.
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Ubuntu or Kubuntu?

Postby npap on Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:34 pm

Fragadelic wrote:Linux Mint 2.0 is based on Ubuntu 6.10.

Linux Mint 1.0 was based on Kubuntu 6.06.

Apparently all future Linux Mint versions will also be based on Ubuntu.



Hi all,
Although it's based on Ubuntu (Gnome), the good news is that after the installation, you can go to Synaptic and install the Kubuntu(KDE) version.
Synaptic>kubuntu-desktop.
That's what I did today. Now I have the choice of switching either one when I log in. I select sessions from the dropdown menu: Gnome or KDE.
Believe me, this is a real treat.
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Barbara vs XFCE

Postby Openxworld on Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:34 pm

Hi everybody

As Linux Mint is Ubuntu based, you can also include XFCE as desktop manager

just copy and past the following in a terminal

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

and press <Enter>

when it's done, you've to restart your session and choose XFCE in the session manager

that's all. certified.....

great indeed

:D
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Postby Helmut on Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:29 am

Sorry for this bloody stupid question:

If you install the KDE desktop to Mint 2.0, do you also add the usual KDE stuff, such as the KDE World Clock, KDE-Edu, K-this-application and K-that-application?

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Postby McScruff on Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:56 am

Sorry for this bloody stupid question:

If you install the KDE desktop to Mint 2.0, do you also add the usual KDE stuff, such as the KDE World Clock, KDE-Edu, K-this-application and K-that-application?

Helmut


As it uses the ubuntu repo you can download all of kde, just open up synpatic and search for kde
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Postby Helmut on Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:13 am

In other words, if you have a slow modem you could use a Kubuntu 6:10 CD for adding KDE stuff to Barbara?
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Postby clem on Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:59 am

I suppose you could use the Kubuntu CD as a repository, and install kubuntu-desktop or the KDE packages from it.
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Postby clem on Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:00 am

Or else, you could use Ada.. if you don't mind it being based on Dapper.
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