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by madjr
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Why linux mint NEEDS to make KDE its default UI
Replies: 45
Views: 7836

Re: Why linux mint NEEDS to make KDE its default UI

well kde 4.7 has just been released and is very cool, everything works better, even the main menu is nicer and easier to use. http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.7/ before thinking about making kde default, the mint kde edition needs more luv and revamps, better looks (less blue please!!!!!!!!) and s...
by madjr
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: "Boot-Repair" gui app: Fixes Boot Issues using live-cd!
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

"Boot-Repair" gui app: Fixes Boot Issues using live-cd!

no more hacking files and using obscure terminal commands to fix your boot issues after installing a windows! http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/boot-repair-fix-ubuntu-boot-issues.html http://www.ubuntugeek.com/boot-repair-simple-tool-to-repair-frequent-boot-problems.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by madjr
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Future inclusion of DockbarX?
Replies: 10
Views: 3742

Re: Future inclusion of DockbarX?

it's 2011, so it's time to include dockbarX by default. looks better and takes less space (plus has cool extras). works in 2d and 3d. very mature applet. windows and mac users are also used already to their icons docked, so new users will like it to. this should make mint 11+ even more modern and co...
by madjr
Sun May 23, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Stop 6 Month Release Cycles - Break Away from Ubuntu
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Stop 6 Month Release Cycles - Break Away from Ubuntu

mint usually releases when ready (usually a month after ubuntu to grab as much bug fixes as possible) mint is ubuntu based, so moving to a yearly release would be the same thing. instead of using ubuntu xx.10 / xx.04 as a base, they would just use xx.04 (yearly) so eventually would have the same pro...
by madjr
Sun May 16, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Replace Nouveau with real Nvidia drivers in Mint 10
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Re: Replace Nouveau with real Nvidia drivers in Mint 10

i know where you coming at, but if you need 3d isn't installing the proprietary drivers easy? some people dont do 3d so is ok for them. as weird as that sounds, not every 3d nvidia card is a $300+ monster either , some are pretty cheap ones that come with your laptop but i dont think there's enough ...
by madjr
Sun May 16, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Replacing GIMP
Replies: 89
Views: 16170

Re: Replacing GIMP

I am :D Get enough users with Pinta and eventually there will be reason for Clem to too. GIMP will then come under the category of apps that are advanced and added via apt by those that want something extra. Wanna make a bet? :D Better yet, start a poll! Let's see how much support Gimp gets! :wink:...
by madjr
Sat May 15, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Replacing GIMP
Replies: 89
Views: 16170

Re: Replacing GIMP

i like pinta is lightweight http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MOCs5B8LekE/S3EnDSGYwiI/AAAAAAAAAa4/fuzJzrgCsW4/s640/__ss2.jpg 0.3 has been released !! http://pinta-project.com/ http://anotherubuntu.blogspot.com/2010/02/pinta-lightweight-and-simple.html http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/03/pinta-02-released-bag...
by madjr
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

if someone would like to see how snapshots in opensolaris work and time slider integration with gnome (which will be a similar aim for fedora)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfCtqX8d ... re=related


also the latest episode from the linux action show:
Linux's Btrfs the ZFS Killer?
by madjr
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

oh great i just updated to the bugged xorg server before reading this

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak


you guys are right, ubuntu has a serious problem when rolling updates :/
by madjr
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

hey I didn't mean it in a bad way i usually only edit when I make typos (which is a lot of the time actually, guess I'm more used to IRC :lol:) Quick question, have you given this snapshot thingy a go, and does it impede performance? i haven't really had a chance try this one yet, was looking forwa...
by madjr
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

oh sorry *must keep away from e d i t b u t t o n arghh* I'm having trouble forgetting what the original thread was now because you've edited every post, adding links, changing the tone etc. I can't reply to a thread if you consistently alter the previous posts to shift the perspective so that it l...
by madjr
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

This is one incredibly hard thread to keep up with. Everytime I look more content is added due to editing... Better methods? I prefer reliable hard copies if I need data backed up, which the mintbackup tool is quite capable of doing ;) Alternatively scp to dedicated server, raid setup, rsync to an ...
by madjr
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

I know its a nice-sounding idea but even when the filesystem goes fully stable and there are gui tools for it, inherent risks will exist. Take for example the situation that Fedora suggests, a full snapshot on every package install. (Personally I install/remove quite often, so the thought of a thou...
by madjr
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

Planned to make for a polished system rollback experience is pushing support for choosing Btrfs snapshots to mount via GRUB and the GNOME Disk Utility. This way if something goes wrong during the boot process of the newly installed or upgraded yum packages, the user can simply reboot the system and...
by madjr
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

Yes, it's called restoring from a backup. Having a strong backup policy is paramount these days. Personally I see enough issues daily that could be dealt with a simple restoration but people seem to like to live dangerously. RollBack is simply a snapshot of certain areas, nothing special, nothing "...
by madjr
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

From the link Even when passing the btrfs boot parameter you still need to manually modify the partitions to use Btrfs over the EXT4 default. As Btrfs is currently only capable of taking a copy-on-write snapshots of the entire file-system and not select directories, it would be highly recommended t...
by madjr
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Fedora is getting rollbacks, can we port this to mint?

looks like with the Btrfs filesystem, Fedora will become almost indestructible (against noobs, broken packages and upgrades gone bad ). Best of all it's done automagically http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=fedora_13_btrfs&num=1 http://linuxers.org/article/some-cool-features-fedora-1...
by madjr
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 27175

Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

Got to try KDE 7 out last night. On shut down I noticed one of the icons for restart or shut down was missing, not a biggie, will try to re install and see if it happens again. I did enable the back ports and did upgrade as experiment, and upon reboot, wallpaper switched to Kubuntu default and the ...
by madjr
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 27175

Re: Linux Mint 7 KDE RC1 Bug Thread

FEEDBACK: kbluetooth is unusable and buggy (big headache..), also doesnt have half the options as gnome-bluetooth-applet (so even gnome is better in this aspect), i would advice to use BLUEMAN which really works with everything and is the best available (probably even better than the bluetooth manag...

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