Fred wrote:... if we could just get people to search and read before asking the same questions over and over.
fotonix wrote:After reading all 4 pages of this post - of which 2.5 pages are a dated rabbit trail regarding obsolete versions of Firefox - I am still left with a nagging issue.
A couple of months back I wanted to get my scanner to work with Mint. Its one of those Canons that say Windows X,y, and Z on the box - no Linux support. The app I found (not SimpleScan as I recall) that was in the repository was over 2 years old - AND flagged as unstable, run-away-form-it on the product website. A much newer version, SUPPORTING my scanner, was out since October 2011. To this day, that version is NOT in the LM repository.
BUT, the only way to install the new version from the product website demanded a build from source. As and end user, I don't have the time to hunt down 32 levels of dependencies, bits, doo-dads, libraries, compilers, resource kits, etc, etc, etc. I have a job for the machine to do - scan, and let's move the production line along.
That made me get to the point where for scanning I boot Windows and forget Linux. Pity, but surely I am not alone on the planet wanting to scan in Linux ... and besides, the problem has been solved.
apupis wrote:So, my first post here is in this thread and about Firefox. I'm writing from within Linux Mint 13 Maya 64-bit on Firefox 27 and have a green checkmark in my taskbar telling me everything is up to date. My Ubuntu Studio 12.04 and Windows 7 64-bit boxes are both running smoothly on Firefox 29. Curious as to why the difference, I check the Security Advisories for Firefox https://www.mozilla.org/security/known- ... refox.html to see if the updates are just bug fixes or added features (aka the latest possible version). I find that since Firefox 27 there have been 9 critical, 11 high, 10 moderate and 3 low security fixes. Thats 33 security fixes. What am I missing here to better understand the no update thing?
Karlchen wrote:Starting with Pete2919's post the thread topic "Why are my applications not the latest possible version?" was lost and the focus shifted to the question, "Can we please have a Linux Mint bare bones release?"
Therefore this thread has been split and the posts about "Can we please have a Linux Mint bare bones release?" moved to a new thread titled
Can we please have a Linux Mint bare bones release?
# Virtual Box
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib
$ apt-cache policy virtualbox-4.3
500 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ trusty/contrib amd64 Packages
700 http://extra.linuxmint.com/ qiana/main amd64 Packages
sudo apt-get -V install virtualbox-4.3/trusty
fruitkiller wrote:To answer OP : LM will distribute applications with their OS that they find to be the most stable/no need to change them at the time.