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Postby notthenewsreader on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:25 pm

Hi guys, can anyone suggest whether I should use mint cinnamon or LMDE cinnamon. I really don't know which to go for.
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Re: Don't know which to use

Postby wayne128 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:09 pm

notthenewsreader wrote:Hi guys, can anyone suggest whether I should use mint cinnamon or LMDE cinnamon. I really don't know which to go for.


If you do not know , especially not yet use Debian based, then, go for the Mint13-cinnamon.
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Re: Don't know which to use

Postby catweazel on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:13 am

wayne128 wrote:If you do not know , especially not yet use Debian based, then, go for the Mint13-cinnamon.

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Re: Don't know which to use

Postby nomko on Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:32 am

Like Wayne said, if you're not that familiar with Debian, don't use LMDE. Debian is a bit more for advanced users. It need's more tweaking and twisting and turning before it runs the way you like it. On the other hand, you probably going to learn much more about Linux when using Debian. Mint works direct out-of-the-box without a lot of tweaking and fiddling. Mint is a real easy-to-use operating system which doesn't requires a high level of intelligence. Everybody can use it immediately. Of course you need to install your favourite programs and set up your email, but that is simple and you can get all the help here.

If this is your first time with Linux, i would advise you to use Linux Mint with Cinnamon. And use version 14 of Mint which comes with Cinnamon 1.6. This Cinnamon version is much stable and contains lesser bugs than Mint 13.
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Re: Don't know which to use

Postby slipstick on Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:13 am

I'm planning to install Cinnamon, but I thought it would be better to go with 13 because it is the long term support version. If I install 13 and enable backports, will the Cinnamon desktop get upgraded to the latest version 14 while still keeping the LTS version 13 for the main OS ?
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Re: Don't know which to use

Postby nomko on Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:30 am

slipstick wrote:I'm planning to install Cinnamon, but I thought it would be better to go with 13 because it is the long term support version. If I install 13 and enable backports, will the Cinnamon desktop get upgraded to the latest version 14 while still keeping the LTS version 13 for the main OS ?


Yes, if you enable the backports package, then you can upgrade your Cinnamon from 1.4 to versions 1.6. Remember to uncheck the backports package after updating your Cinnamon. Some packages in the backports repo might cause an unwanted effect on your system such as instability problems.
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Re: Don't know which to use

Postby slipstick on Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:38 am

@nomko

Thanks for the tip.
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