sunewbie wrote:Alternatively you can just install either cinnamon or MATE on your current Ubuntu system
xenopeek wrote:sunewbie wrote:Alternatively you can just install either cinnamon or MATE on your current Ubuntu system
Cinnamon won't run on Lucid; Cinnamon needs Gnome 3. And installing MATE on Ubuntu will not give you the same experience as on Linux Mint; the Linux Mint developers have done a lot of work to make sure MATE looks as well as works good. Other distros that have not done such work on MATE, such as Ubuntu, may give a poorer impression of MATE.
Thanks for the Fish wrote:Thanks for the warm welcome and all your suggestions.
I guess I wa a bit unclear at first: I've already tried Unity, Mate, Cinnamon, KDE etc. and Mate is my choice, be it on Ubuntu or on Mint. As the LTS for Lucid is about to phase out, I was about to update to precise (with Mate instead of Unity) and thought that now that I have to make some major changes to my system anyway, I could also switch to Mint (with Mate) instead.
The three questions that I have:
- Mate aside: What would actually be the difference now between this Ubuntu that I've build up and modified over all these years and between Mint?
- Do I have to make a clean install or can I simply install Mint "over" my current system (beside backing up crucial data) without losing my personal adjustments/data/programmes etc? I noticed there are loads of posts in any of the support forums about this question but no real tutorial.
- Where are all the female Mint users that xenopeek told me about?
xenopeek wrote:1- A lot of members here quote also the community being a difference.
Confirmed. My upgrade to precise didn't work out as expected. Apparently, there was not enough space left on the /root partition. I wish Ubuntu would've told me that before I began the upgrade.xenopeek wrote:As upgrading Ubuntu in place has a 20% failure rate as reported by Ubuntu users,
xenopeek wrote: Linux Mint doesn't recommend upgrading in place until those odds are much better. The officially recommended way of upgrading Linux Mint (for your next Linux Mint version) is: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2
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