Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

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Follow Ubuntu
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Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby SimsoyZeta on Fri May 27, 2011 9:25 pm

Linux Mint 11 Katya has been released recently, and things are really looking to heat up in the Linux world. Unity, Gnome 3.0, KDE 3.x, KDE 4, Gnome 2.3. I was wondering where Linux Mint would head, do you think that it will over take Ubuntu? Will Linux Mint base off Debian more in the future, or will they become there own distro no based off of anything? I want to know what you think and what you predict, whats in store for 12?
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby randomizer on Fri May 27, 2011 9:29 pm

The team isn't big enough to maintain their own independent distro, so I doubt that will happen.
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby AlbertP on Sat May 28, 2011 11:53 am

It's still very unclear what the desktop of 12 will be: Gnome 3 without shell is most likely in my opinion, as that will be the easiest one to get running on Ubuntu 11.10 (except Unity).
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby linuxviolin on Sat May 28, 2011 5:09 pm

If it's GNOME 3 then probably it will be with the Shell... at least Clem chooses to follow the Ubuntu way with Unity... :roll:
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby nunol on Sat May 28, 2011 5:14 pm

SimsoyZeta wrote:I was wondering where Linux Mint would head, do you think that it will over take Ubuntu?


In distrowatch Page Hit Ranking with the last 30 days data span Mint is already leading Ubuntu so someone must be clicking a lot on the Mint page at distrowatch...
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby RichardLinx on Sat May 28, 2011 9:11 pm

I'll be happy if they remove the excessive language pack downloads from the install, I wasn't paying attention and downloaded almost the entire thing. My precious bandwidth... :(

It would be cool if they can make Mint Menu run on top of Gnome 3... Is that possible?

Oh, and hello. I haven't posted around here since 2009. :D
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby nunol on Sat May 28, 2011 9:21 pm

RichardLinx wrote:Oh, and hello. I haven't posted around here since 2009. :D


Welcome back!
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby AlbertP on Sun May 29, 2011 5:45 am

RichardLinx: Only the language, that you selected, is downloaded. And English (thought it was US) is preinstalled.

Mint Menu does not run in Gnome Shell, but in Gnome 3 without the Shell, I don't expect much problems with Mint Menu. Probably a little change in the code will be enough to get it running.
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby linuxviolin on Sun May 29, 2011 7:53 am

AlbertP wrote:Gnome 3 without the Shell

:lol: :roll: You know, even the famous 'fallback mode' is called to disappear...
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby zerozero on Sun May 29, 2011 8:13 am

linuxviolin wrote::lol: :roll: You know, even the famous 'fallback mode' is called to disappear...

citation needed
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby linuxviolin on Sun May 29, 2011 12:47 pm

zerozero wrote:
citation needed
:D :lol: :D

Yes, I know. :wink: But I read this somewhere in looking for something else some time ago now but I have not kept the link... :oops: I'll try to seek it and if I'll find it again, I'll post it here. Sorry.
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby DrHu on Sun May 29, 2011 2:17 pm

I predict mobile applications being more popular and supported, not just Adobe Air but also Google's Android sdk
--and for Ubuntu the bleed-over of a multi-platform desktop probably based off ideas used in the mobile world, eg more touchscreen features etc. I hope it doesn't completely take over and turn the computer (with its OS) into a game playing interface device, too much eye-candy and not enough organizational features..

I think that people who use computers still like desktops, and will not go wholesale into the one OS for everything from the smartphone to the desktop to the TV

I actually prefer a desktop (home PC), not a notebook for most of my computing; but that probably pegs me as an old fuddy-duddy: I can live with that, if the OS keeps doing what I want on the bigger desktop screen
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby linuxviolin on Sun May 29, 2011 3:45 pm

DrHu wrote:I think that people who use computers still like desktops, and will not go wholesale into the one OS for everything from the smartphone to the desktop to the TV

I actually prefer a desktop (home PC), not a notebook for most of my computing; but that probably pegs me as an old fuddy-duddy

Good and excellent! +1
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby randomizer on Tue May 31, 2011 5:55 am

nunol wrote:In distrowatch Page Hit Ranking with the last 30 days data span Mint is already leading Ubuntu so someone must be clicking a lot on the Mint page at distrowatch...

LM11 was just released. It will fall back behind Ubuntu in the next couple of weeks. Distro releases always cause a surge in traffic to the distro's respective Distrowatch page.
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby nunol on Tue May 31, 2011 4:46 pm

randomizer wrote:LM11 was just released. It will fall back behind Ubuntu in the next couple of weeks. Distro releases always cause a surge in traffic to the distro's respective Distrowatch page.


True, but if Mint releases the KDE, LXDE or a new respin of the Debian versions in the next weeks it may last a little longer on top. Mint is also gaining on Ubuntu in the 3 months data span...
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby caprajax on Tue May 31, 2011 5:19 pm

I think that people who use computers still like desktops, and will not go wholesale into the one OS for everything from the smartphone to the desktop to the TV

I actually prefer a desktop (home PC), not a notebook for most of my computing; but that probably pegs me as an old fuddy-duddy: I can live with that, if the OS keeps doing what I want on the bigger desktop screen


I thoroughly concur with this, and I am an old fuddy-duddy! :lol:
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby randomizer on Tue May 31, 2011 9:17 pm

nunol wrote:True, but if Mint releases the KDE, LXDE or a new respin of the Debian versions in the next weeks it may last a little longer on top. Mint is also gaining on Ubuntu in the 3 months data span...

Oh I don't doubt that LM is gaining traction against Ubuntu, I just wouldn't read too much into the 30 day history :)
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby lool55 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:13 am

BTW, I love to see the poll for this topic. Can u make it?
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby Mr.Big on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:52 pm

one more vote to ubuntu way (gnome 3 + unity)

if not unity PLEASE, not gnome shell!

gnome3 + mint menu i thinks its the best of two worlds
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Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

Postby Cableguy707 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:31 pm

Personally, I would like to see Mint have a new version where they would still have a gnome 2.x, and the main edition be whatever clem wants it to be, whether its unity or gnome 3 (or maybe both, but thats too much labor probably, seeing how mint already has a fluxbox, xfce, kde, lmde, debian, and kde edition. might be missing one, but idk)
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