athenroy wrote:I'd support an E17 version as well! I tried the eLive version and to it's credit it detected all the Windows machines on my network and gave me access to them, but as you say, no support and the hidden fee. Puppy Linux has a MacPup version that uses E17, don't laugh, the latest 525 version is getting pretty sophisticated, now! I tried it this morning, it's that new! Other than that, probably PCLinuxOS would be the way to go on E17. If you want a flashy distro you can also check out Ultimate Edition. It would be nice to have a Mint E17, though!
wlake wrote:My latest desktop using merlwiz79's ppa for E17 on top of Mint 11. Thanks to merlwiz79. His boot is better than mine. I'm running this on an HP laptop with Nvidia proprietary driver. On a cold boot I'm at 139 MB.
AlbertP wrote:Indeed, in 11 years of development they have made a great DE. (Note that other DE's are even older, Gnome 1997, KDE 1996)
And in 20 years, many people from all over the world have made the great platform where it can run on: the Linux kernel.
Now they only have to make a proper SiS 741 driver and I'm happy. Anyway, Vesa is a bad driver but at least internet works here.
nunol wrote:The text based installer was already suggested in other threads but is not necessary because you can install Mint 11 with less than 256MB of RAM.
If you have 512MB of RAM or less make sure you have a SWAP partition before running the installer, if necessary use Puppy or other low RAM distro do create the SWAP partition.
Mint 11 has a boot option you can use to run the installer in a low RAM mode, it's the "only-ubiquity" boot option. Use without the "".
With a SWAP partition and the "only-ubiquity" boot option it's possible to install Mint 11 on a computer with only 192MB of RAM but it's very slow. The lowest RAM computer I use Mint 11 is a 256MB Toshiba laptop but the main OS on that computer is Mint 10 LXDE with a few things removed to save RAM.
keljaden wrote:Yeah, that's why I so desperately want a mint one. E17 has the potential to be the best DE ever. I think if a distro like Mint did it, it would be... Any suggestions how how we can get one started?
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