caerolle wrote:bustard, are you new to Linux? If so, it seems that Mint 13, Maya, might provide a better starting point. Mint Debian typically requires a lot of maintenance and Linux know-how over the long run, while regular Mint doesn't
Thanks for the suggestion. It is confusing to me because if I go to http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
it shows linux mint maya, under which is mate, cinnamon, kde, etc. It seems from that, that if you install mate you are installing a version of maya. Or do I have it wrong?
I ran mate 32-bit for a good while with no problems. When I bought the new pc, I installed mate 64-bit which froze x times/day.
That is the reason that I have gone to mint debian, hoping that the basics of the os are different enough from maya/mint that I won't see the freezing. I am assuming that any of the other maya sub-distros, such as cinnamon or kde will also have the freezing problem. At least, looking at posts here, it seems that a lot of people have had freezing problems with them.
If debian proves too difficult I will probably go back to ubuntu 12.04, or maybe by that time the freezing problem will have been fixed.
So far, though, it is working well for most of the stuff I do.