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Wow, Linux Mint has come a long way since I last tried it.

Postby katasuka on Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:09 am

I just tried linux mint after not using it for awhile. ive been using ubuntu and kubuntu. Well i just got through trying the latest test version of kubuntu. i thought it was nice but got tired of all the updates and bugs so decided to try freespire 2 (friend told me to try it) and well, it wouldnt even install (failed at setup script).

ok well, i remembered linux mint so decided to give it a shot. i was gonna try the kde version but none of the web download links worked. tried torrent for it and it worked but i only got about 3kbps down and was using all my upload. so i tried the beta and after a few hours it finally got up to about 35kbps. i left it overnight to download and in the morning it was done (and had seeded something like 250%).

ok after install, all i can say is wow. very very well done. i should have switched to linux mint long ago instead of wasting all my time with ubuntu.

sad thing is, linux mint is such a good distro (so far as i can tell) but it is almost impossible to get it downloaded. something has to be done about this. people, seed the torrent for as long as you can. devs, look into getting more mirrors for the iso's. it can be done i know it can. send some emails to places that already have mirrors of distros.

linux mint needs to be able to be downloaded much easier or few will use it.
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Postby Husse on Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:27 am

We are aware of the download problem - it is however also a money question.....
We have a new mirror for the Celena beta with really high download speeds and it is also seeded from there
I stopped seeding as it was down to almost zero but I've started again (I can get about 85 kB/s)
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Postby Lycus on Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:57 pm

I would've downloaded the torrent but I could not find a link to one for the life of me. They need to be more clearly listed on the download page(s).
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Postby Husse on Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:31 am

It seems that the torrent is only present at our own download page
http://www.linuxmint.de/downloads.html
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Postby Lycus on Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:00 pm

Is there a reason it's not listed at http://linuxmint.com/download.html ?
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Postby BakUp on Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:04 pm

katasuka wrote:sad thing is, linux mint is such a good distro (so far as i can tell) but it is almost impossible to get it downloaded. something has to be done about this. people, seed the torrent for as long as you can. devs, look into getting more mirrors for the iso's. it can be done i know it can. send some emails to places that already have mirrors of distros.

linux mint needs to be able to be downloaded much easier or few will use it.


This is a great time to remind users to purchase a CD here: http://on-disk.com/product_info.php/products_id/354

Some of the proceeds goes back to Linux Mint which could in return achieve the above topic sooner.

You are correct katasuka, it needs to be improved.
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Postby Husse on Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:55 am

s there a reason it's not listed at http://linuxmint.com/download.html

You find it on linuxmint.de
I agree that it would be better to list it directly on that page and will make a suggestion to that effect and maybe Clem and d00p changes it
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Postby belovedmonster on Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:54 am

I was gunna start a topic the other week to address this very problem. The way the download page is set makes the torrent very hard to find. I only found it because I gave up and went to download from the site instead, and clicking for that then brought up the torrent link.

If theres one problem with Linux Mint these days its that the look and feel of the site is starting to fall behind the distro itself.
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Postby katasuka on Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:31 pm

If theres one problem with Linux Mint these days its that the look and feel of the site is starting to fall behind the distro itself.


i somewhat agree. yes there are areas needing improvement in the distro but yea there also needs to be improvement on the site.

why doesnt some talented web designer devote some time and offer their services to linux mint? I would offer my web design services but i couldnt provide what linux mint needs.
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Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:17 pm

katasuka wrote:
If theres one problem with Linux Mint these days its that the look and feel of the site is starting to fall behind the distro itself.


i somewhat agree. yes there are areas needing improvement in the distro but yea there also needs to be improvement on the site.

why doesnt some talented web designer devote some time and offer their services to linux mint? I would offer my web design services but i couldnt provide what linux mint needs.
The new design is in process and it looks great.
Carlos and Clem are doing a great job with the new design.
There has been some setbacks and a lot of browser testing currently.
I don't think there is a set time frame on when it will be done.
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Postby clem on Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:17 am

The Celena start page gives you a preview of what the new website will be like: http://www.linuxmint.com/start

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Postby katasuka on Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:32 pm

The Celena start page gives you a preview of what the new website will be like: http://www.linuxmint.com/start


really? sweet. i LOVE that start page design. it looks totally cool. i was wondering if the main site was going to look like that.
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Postby clem on Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:44 pm

Yes, it's going to be EXACTLY like that :) In fact, the start page was copied from that new website... courtesy of Carlos' talent by the way :)

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Postby carlos on Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:36 pm

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