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Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby webguy64 on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:19 pm

I hope not because 12.10 is very buggy on my computer and doesn't work right with certain programs.
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:40 pm

What else would it be based on. So yes, Linux Mint 14 is based on Ubuntu 12.10. The default installation image may however have different versions of certain packages if that is known to improve stability. It also comes without Unity, and problems you had with Ubuntu 12.10 may perhaps have been with Unity instead of with the rest of Ubuntu 12.10?
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby webguy64 on Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:25 am

Doubt it, I ran Lubuntu 12.10 and that worked better, but still buggy. I just figured Mint would stick with what's stable (12.04)
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby xenopeek on Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:49 am

Linux Mint 13 is based on Ubuntu 12.04, and you can continue to use that without worry till April 2017. So if you prefer 12.04 base, that is not a problem.
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby Brianrh on Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:54 am

Hi Vincent

Is there an official "when it's ready date" for Mint 14 yet?
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby xenopeek on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:04 am

Novemberish :)
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby cwwgateway on Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:43 pm

Ubuntu releases are often buggy for a little while after they're released. Usually after about a month they get stabler. I doubt Mint would release it if its very buggy.
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby Pilosopong Tasyo on Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:39 am

Brianrh wrote:Is there an official "when it's ready date" for Mint 14 yet?

Chuckles at the irony. :lol:
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby Brianrh on Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:41 am

Pilosopong Tasyo wrote:
Brianrh wrote:Is there an official "when it's ready date" for Mint 14 yet?

Chuckles at the irony. :lol:


I wanted to be amusing but not hassling. The Linux Mint folk are often about a month behind Ubuntu in releasing a new version, but with 12.10 reportedly extra buggy I was wondering if we might have to wait a bit longer.

Like everyone else I will love it when I get it and know that it is the result of a lot of hard work. Thanks you guys.
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby Pilosopong Tasyo on Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:00 am

Brianrh wrote:
Pilosopong Tasyo wrote:
Brianrh wrote:Is there an official "when it's ready date" for Mint 14 yet?

Chuckles at the irony. :lol:

I wanted to be amusing but not hassling.

Don't worry, I didn't consider your question a hassle. Just amused at the irony of it. :wink:
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby kmb42vt on Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:49 pm

@webguy64 - You can pretty much stop comparing Linux Mint to Ubuntu when it comes to new releases as far as bugs go. One of the main reasons that Linux Mint has always been behind Ubuntu as far as a new release goes do to Mint's quality control plus the fact that they tend to retool any Ubuntu release to Mint's specifications. This, they've always done and even more extensively with the latest release (Maya).

These days, Mint is much farther removed from Ubuntu than before as far as the desktop environment is concerned. For Ubuntu, the "Unity" user interface (a Compiz plugin) and Compiz are the main cause of a lot of the bugs in 12.10. Mint uses neither of these so don't worry too much about Ubuntu 12.10 bugs hitting Linux Mint 14. Any "stragglers" will be squashed by the Mint developers. :wink:
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby TemporarySanity on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:53 am

I'm surprised I haven't seen the Release Candidates for Nadia floating around. Whats with that?
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby kmb42vt on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:04 am

TemporarySanity wrote:I'm surprised I haven't seen the Release Candidates for Nadia floating around. Whats with that?


Nothing really unusual about that. The new versions of Mint (main edition) are typically released around a month after the latest Ubuntu release and the proposed RCs show up in the Testing section of the Mint Community website around a week or so before hand. If things follow the usual pattern we have some time yet before that happens. :)
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby cwwgateway on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:23 pm

I think the RC will be tested around the 8th and the RC will come out around the 12th. I'm just guessing though.
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby uhgreen on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:37 pm

Or! Boycott anything Ubuntu and download LMDE. With the added benefit of not having to reinstall.

Like others have said, don't take the Ubuntu release as an indicator of what LM's release is going to be.
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby kmb42vt on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:07 pm

uhgreen wrote:Or! Boycott anything Ubuntu and download LMDE. With the added benefit of not having to reinstall.

Like others have said, don't take the Ubuntu release as an indicator of what LM's release is going to be.


There is absolutely no reason to "boycott anything Ubuntu" or any other distro for that matter and Mint is certainly not in competition with itself. If you prefer one version over another that's fine but that is not the way to promote it.
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby uhgreen on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:23 pm

kmb42vt wrote:
uhgreen wrote:Or! Boycott anything Ubuntu and download LMDE. With the added benefit of not having to reinstall.

Like others have said, don't take the Ubuntu release as an indicator of what LM's release is going to be.


There is absolutely no reason to "boycott anything Ubuntu" or any other distro for that matter and Mint is certainly not in competition with itself. If you prefer one version over another that's fine but that is not the way to promote it.


Really? I, personally, think there are reasons to boycott Ubuntu. You obviously don't. That's fine. Linux Mint is not in competition with itself, that's obvious, but I'm pretty sure that if a majority of Mint users downloaded and used the Debian editions that would send a message regarding Ubuntu.

But, you know, whatever a user wants to use, that's cool. I just don't like distro's developed by corporations. Especially ones that start adding Amazon searches or removing alpha and beta releases. Hence why I support Debian and Arch. To each their own.
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby igor83 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:40 pm

uhgreen wrote:
kmb42vt wrote:
uhgreen wrote:Or! Boycott anything Ubuntu and download LMDE. With the added benefit of not having to reinstall.

Like others have said, don't take the Ubuntu release as an indicator of what LM's release is going to be.


There is absolutely no reason to "boycott anything Ubuntu" or any other distro for that matter and Mint is certainly not in competition with itself. If you prefer one version over another that's fine but that is not the way to promote it.


Really? I, personally, think there are reasons to boycott Ubuntu. You obviously don't. That's fine. Linux Mint is not in competition with itself, that's obvious, but I'm pretty sure that if a majority of Mint users downloaded and used the Debian editions that would send a message regarding Ubuntu.

But, you know, whatever a user wants to use, that's cool. I just don't like distro's developed by corporations. Especially ones that start adding Amazon searches or removing alpha and beta releases. Hence why I support Debian and Arch. To each their own.


From what I understand, Linux Mint peels away the annoyances from Ubuntu and presents a more refined end product, so an end user gets the benefits with fewer of the downsides.

I haven't tried Debian or Arch yet because from what I have read, those distros require even more knowledge than ubuntu. As far as Linux Mint Debian goes, I wouldn't like to turn on my computer one day and find out that a rolling release broke something on the system and that I then had to do research to figure out what happened. I like the idea of Linux Mint being stable and I also like the long term release idea.
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Re: Will Mint 14 be based on Ubuntu 12.10?

Postby xenopeek on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:49 am

OP's question has been answered, and this is turning into a different discussion.

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