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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby MintBean » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:09 am

richlion2 wrote:Hello,

really great news and excellent job :P . My small question is - from a performance point of view is it better to do a clean install, in other words, would an update deteriorate performance slightly? I know, a Linux partition does not necessarily require a defrag like NTFS, but still?

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Unlikely to make any odds whatsoever. What a lot of us old hands recommend to do is use the update manager to perform point updates (e.g. 18.1->18.2) and do a complete reinstall to move between major versions (e.g. 18->19). Having your data (movies, music etc) on a separate partition or a separate disc saves copying it over when you reinstall.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby g33zr » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:22 am

Great upgrade and a definitely improvement over 18.1. Thanks to Clem and the Mint team. :D
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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby Portreve » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:35 pm

Just a quick shout-out to Clem and the team to thank you for another excellent release.

I installed LM 18.2 64/Cinnamon two days ago on my 2011 MacBook Pro, and I couldn't be happier. It runs like a champ, very solidly.

This is a clean installation, as opposed to an upgrade-in-place which I know is also an available option (thanks to the team's efforts) but, as a veteran computer user going back more than 30 years, I do not believe in upgrade-installs. The only time I will do that is when it is forced by the OS vendor. And, because I don't run any commercial software or OSs personally, at this point it's only for the purpose of helping someone else out.

Thanks again, folks!
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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby Andiamo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:46 am

Me too, I'm also really missing the "Right Click / Resize Icon" feature. That was a distinguishing feature, hard to understand that it got lost with all the improvements introduced in Cinnamon 3.4 related to icon handling. Please bring it back soon.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby rgand » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:36 pm

MintBean wrote:...What a lot of us old hands recommend to do is use the update manager to perform point updates (e.g. 18.1->18.2) and do a complete reinstall to move between major versions (e.g. 18->19). Having your data (movies, music etc) on a separate partition or a separate disc saves copying it over when you reinstall.

Currently I have 18.2 on one drive with a separate partition for data and 18.1 on a separate SSD completely, using the same data partition as with the 18.2 installation. If I upgrade my SSD from 18.1 to 18.2, do I loose any configurations on that upgrade as I would if I did a fresh install?
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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby fleamour » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:33 am

Used to get desktop lockup 18.0/1 but Nvidea driver with 18.2 sound as a pound! Also installed Intel microcode (never knew this was a thing), tower sleeps twice as fast! Basically all my usage scenario bugz squashed & that final 1% of polish...

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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby JerryF » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:30 am

fleamour wrote:Used to get desktop lockup 18.0/1 but Nvidea driver with 18.2 sound as a pound! Also installed Intel microcode (never knew this was a thing), tower sleeps twice as fast! Basically all my usage scenario bugz squashed & that final 1% of polish...

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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby MintBean » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:41 am

rgand wrote:
MintBean wrote:...What a lot of us old hands recommend to do is use the update manager to perform point updates (e.g. 18.1->18.2) and do a complete reinstall to move between major versions (e.g. 18->19). Having your data (movies, music etc) on a separate partition or a separate disc saves copying it over when you reinstall.

Currently I have 18.2 on one drive with a separate partition for data and 18.1 on a separate SSD completely, using the same data partition as with the 18.2 installation. If I upgrade my SSD from 18.1 to 18.2, do I loose any configurations on that upgrade as I would if I did a fresh install?
Point updates via the update manager retain all your settings and data, even if it's in the home directory. Of course, it's a sensible precaution to backup before performing such an upgrade but the risk is minimal.
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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby rgand » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:46 am

MintBean wrote:
rgand wrote:
MintBean wrote:...What a lot of us old hands recommend to do is use the update manager to perform point updates (e.g. 18.1->18.2) and do a complete reinstall to move between major versions (e.g. 18->19). Having your data (movies, music etc) on a separate partition or a separate disc saves copying it over when you reinstall.

Currently I have 18.2 on one drive with a separate partition for data and 18.1 on a separate SSD completely, using the same data partition as with the 18.2 installation. If I upgrade my SSD from 18.1 to 18.2, do I loose any configurations on that upgrade as I would if I did a fresh install?
Point updates via the update manager retain all your settings and data, even if it's in the home directory. Of course, it's a sensible precaution to backup before performing such and upgrade but the risk is minimal.

Great. Thanks for this. I backed up everything this morning in anticipation. Your help is much appreciated.
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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby MintBean » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:02 pm

You're welcome. 8)

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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby rgand » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:06 pm

I updated my backup computer from 18.1 to 18.2 and it worked as you said it would. Next on to my main one. Again, thanks.
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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby Zoosand » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:11 am

Hi All,
Installed Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" Cinnamon on an HP Compaq with i386 Pentium 4.
Very happy for having reclaimed another piece of hardware from the scrap heap, runs real good. :D

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Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Postby FrankBadger » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:33 pm

Why making do you automaticly create a guest account (and allow any one to log for any where) ? It is a serious security hole prone !!1


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