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installed hardy, can't wait until stable elyssa is released!

Postby huntwell on Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:49 pm

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu Hardy on April 25th. I wasn't expecting much of a difference from Gutsy, but I must say that I am underwhelmed even given my modest expectations. I don't know if it is a problem with Cannonical's servers being overwhelmed, but when I attempt to install updates or programs from the terminal, many times it takes a ridiculous time to complete or I get an error message. Same thing with the Synaptic Package Manager, horrible lag times and install errors are common for me. I am not sure if other people are experiencing this, but it has certainly been frustrating nonetheless.

I have also had problems with the desktop coming out of screensaver mode. I have had to do a hard shut down more than once now. I never had this problem with either Gutsy or Daryna. I have also had some problems with deb file package downloads from get deb, most are not written for Hardy yet (which is probably to be expected given that it has only been out a few days).

I am still very much a noob and have a lot to learn about linux, but I must say that I have been impressed with Mint from day one and can't wait until Elyssa comes out so I can take out Hardy and replace it with Elyssa. I have no doubt that it will meet or exceed my expectations! Besides, what other distro provides a software portal, mint install, and all the other little extras that Mint does? After my most recent experience with Hardy (not that it's a bad distro or that developers have not provided the public with an excellent OS- I have to give praise to Ubuntu for putting out a good product) I am very much anticipating Elyssa's stable release.

Thanks to all of you who help us noobs out and who develop such great alternatives to Windows. Mint rocks!

Sincerely,
Huntwell
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Re: installed hardy, can't wait until stable elyssa is released!

Postby Zwopper on Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:51 am

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Re: installed hardy, can't wait until stable elyssa is released!

Postby Andy Mack on Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:42 pm

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Re: installed hardy, can't wait until stable elyssa is released!

Postby micpet on Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:06 pm

Here is something I recently learned myself.

Open the Synaptic Package Manager.

Go to Setting.

Click Repositories.

Go to Download from box, drop down menu, select : Other

A new box appears. Click choose best server.

It will locate the fastest server by pinging all of them. It will then show the selection. Click it. Reload yor sources list. And there you go. Hope this helps someone.
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Re: installed hardy, can't wait until stable elyssa is released!

Postby huntwell on Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:24 pm

I changed the settings in synaptic and it has worked out wonderfully! Thank you very much for the suggestion.
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Re: installed hardy, can't wait until stable elyssa is released!

Postby yamawho on Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:14 pm

I also installed on two systems today, so far so good.
I had an issue with Mint concerning fuzzy text which I could never solve.

Crystal clear on ubuntu 8)

Anyway, I used this version which has many apps preinstalled along with support for MP3, dvd, xvid etc.

http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4153895/ubu ... cked_Heron

Installed and works fine on Intel and AMD system.

May tide some of you over until the new Mint is released :mrgreen:
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