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Thanks Karl, I guess that many would say use the latest OS, but if the backports are activated and my Mint 13 system is up to date ... everything that makes up Linux Mint 14 will be installed in Mint 13, right? I was very reluctant and nervous to upgrade because Linux Mint 13 Mate has been the best and most stable OS I have ever used. It could have been a disaster disturbing my computer seeing that I am totally happy with the way things are. Thanks for the advice ... I'll leave things alone for now
Acer AX3950 Operating System; Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) (64 bit) Intel Core i3 processor 550 Graphics; Intel GMA HD HDD; 500GB Memory; 5 GB DDR, Saor Alba Gael.