Long Time Ubuntu User Fed Up and Switching to Mint

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Long Time Ubuntu User Fed Up and Switching to Mint

Postby shanesemler on Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:14 am

Hello everyone! I've used Ubuntu since the first version but have been pretty unhappy with the last few releases, especially Edgy and now Gutsy. Mint was a great choice for me as it has all the advantages of Fiesty without all the hassles. As far as I'm concerned, Gutsy Gibbon is a disaster. I've not had such horrible networking problems with a linux distro since the bad-old-days (it's been years since I've had dial-up) of trying to get a winmodem to work. I really hope the next version of Mint doesn't inherit the problems found in Ubuntu 7.10.

Thank you Mint for making my Linux experience pleasant again!

P.S.: Beautiful default desktop!
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Postby Husse on Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:13 am

Welcome to Mint shanesemler
Yeah - Gutsy seems to behave badly - we are developing Daryna right now - don't know how much of the probs we'll inherit
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Postby Lowkey on Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:31 am

Welcome Shanesemler :D

This probably the most helpful community Ive come across. I haven't been here long but Ive learned so much.
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Postby clem on Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:55 am

We should see a BETA of Daryna this week. Apart from ipv6 and mintWifi, networking should be identical between Mint and Ubuntu.

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PS: I find Gutsy really good... as a base anyway, it's a real pleasure to work with. The development on Daryna is going very smoothly.
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Postby shanesemler on Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:41 am

clem wrote:We should see a BETA of Daryna this week. Apart from ipv6 and mintWifi, networking should be identical between Mint and Ubuntu.

Clem
PS: I find Gutsy really good... as a base anyway, it's a real pleasure to work with. The development on Daryna is going very smoothly.


The ipv6 thing was a major headache to figure out in Gutsy. I couldn't get Firefox to work and had to comment out a line in some obscure file. Very annoying, Linux is supposed to be moving away from this stuff. They also change the way DNS is handled and now just about every D-Link router has issues with Ubuntu. I hope the Mint team does something about this.

Keep up the good work!
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Postby shanesemler on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:48 pm

You're using Gutsy as your base for the next version of Mint and have no plans to fix the networking issues. I'm a bit worried now. I hope I don't have to go searching for another distro, again. I'll cross my fingers and hope I won't have to.
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Postby Husse on Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:38 am

Clem wrote
Apart from ipv6 and mintWifi, networking should be identical between Mint and Ubuntu.
Note the apart from - ipv6 will be handled differently - haven't checked but I think we will still blacklist it
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Postby Noob Saibot on Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:19 pm

shanesemler wrote:You're using Gutsy as your base for the next version of Mint and have no plans to fix the networking issues. I'm a bit worried now. I hope I don't have to go searching for another distro, again. I'll cross my fingers and hope I won't have to.


Me too. I first tired linux, a year ago and couldnt make the switch, early this year Mandriva almost had me make it, but I just couldn't. Along came Cassandra into my life and I dumped Windows and had never been happier. With Celena, I notice that although it is "snappier" I have more little problems that were not there before and when looking into them, it seems no to be mints fault but a bug inherited by ubuntu.
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Postby linuxviolin on Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:06 pm

Husse wrote:ipv6 will be handled differently - haven't checked but I think we will still blacklist it

YES! Very good! :twisted:

Take on the web:

"Is it anyone REALLY using IPv6?"
"Practically, nobody."

"almost NOBODY is using IPv6. Therefore, why shipping Firefox with support for IPv6 by default, knowing that this poses speed issues to a good deal of people?"

"Do you need IPv6 on your Linux/BSD everyday box? You don't. On the contrary, many people are desperately trying to disable IPv6 on their systems!"

"Do you need IPv6 in your Firefox? What for?! The best thing to do is to about:config, then filter by ipv6, and change network.dns.disableIPv6 to true."
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
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"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Albert Einstein)
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