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Updating Stuff

Postby Pierre on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:50 am

One of the things about 'upgrading' or 'updating' - is that some things get broken. :(

the most stable Mint & one that I really liked was Mint 7 - Gloria,
the next most stable was Mint 10 - Julia :)

I am thinking a similar way about Mint 13 - Maya 8)

However - I use Gnome Commander - a two pane - file manager utility - a lot,
I can install that - it is in the repository, still.
another is Giver - that was broken way back in Mint 11:-
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=104237&p=593957&hilit=giver#p593957
but it can be fixed:-
http://www.webupd8.org/2011/11/get-give ... 0-and.html

The thing about 'nix - is that you get used to stuff just working - aka the OOB experience.
- unlike the "TAX" - which works - sometimes really well :shock:

I promote Mint - to each person - differently:-
- to a newbie as easy
- to a regular as stable
- to a experience as reliable.

the killer - is when things "break" :roll:

Anyway:- that's my 2c
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Re: Giver

Postby altair4 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:05 am

Just an FYI but an alternative to Giver is TransferOnLan: http://code.google.com/p/transfer-on-lan/

From the web page:
Transfer on LAN is a spiritual son of Giver.


Java based - no need to install just unpack ( it's a jar file ) - will run on Windows, Linux, OSX, and a toaster oven as long as it has Java installed on it.

EDIT: The developer is even smart enough to provide a TransferOnLan.sh file that the user can launch ( double click ) to override Ubuntu's insistence that jar files have to be executable to run.
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Re: Giver

Postby Pierre on Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:08 am

Tnx for that - forgot about it . ..

another upgrade issue,
can also be, support for a usb based wireless 3g dongle,
which can also break ..
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