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Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby clem » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:21 am

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby josweet » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:35 am

And here is the official link for those having to search for it> https://linuxmint.com/download.php

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby sphyrth » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:43 am

Time to update my USB Stick Installers!
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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby bryanmc » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:47 pm

Clem... Will there be an upgrade path through update manager or does it need to be a fresh install?

Thanks for all you you and your team's excellent work!

*edit* Found the answer in the blog.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby TooMuchTime » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:43 am

Woo HOO! Downloaded and USB created. I'll be upgrading soon.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby MurphCID » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:21 pm

I'll wait for the regular update.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby momist » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:16 am

That's interesting. I have just been offered the Mint Update in the update manager, and it tells me the URL cannot be reached. Too busy, I suspect! :mrgreen:
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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby MintBean » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:09 am

Just did a cheeky mirror change because I couldn't wait. Now I'm on 18.1.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby sikejsudjek » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:53 am

The update from 18 to 18.1 is in the update manager now. Just click on refresh and run updates. The upgrade appears in the menu options. :D

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby samriggs » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:32 pm

upgraded so far it looks good and works good
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Postby sikejsudjek » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:42 pm

Updated 3 systems no problems so far. Seems quicker than 18.0 in use.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby GryphonX77 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:55 pm

Working well for me so far. Seems to have squashed some bugs...I'm no longer feeling as motivated to migrate off of Cinnamon. :) I had a little issue with a 3rd party window List, and Maximus no longer functions. But neither of those things are show-stoppers. All-in-all, a fine release! Thank you!
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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby Chemical_Ali » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:46 am

I had a small issue with the 'window list with app grouping' applet, which disabled my panel. But, overall everything appears to be working ok.

Thanks for the early update manager update.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby GryphonX77 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:49 am

Chemical_Ali wrote:I had a small issue with the 'window list with app grouping' applet, which disabled my panel. But, overall everything appears to be working ok.

Thanks for the early update manager update.


Yup, that's the same one I had a problem with. :)
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Postby MurphCID » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:12 pm

I did the update, and it seems that everything went smoothly. Thanks guys for a painless upgrade. You sure as heck don't get that from Microshaft. It seems to have kept everything where it was supposed to be, and all my software seems to work.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby mwbworld » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:18 pm

Just did the upgrade this morning. it went smoothly and everything seems to be going well so far! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby JeffWestMich » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:26 pm

Performed the upgrade on 2 systems, very fast and painless.

Just another reason that I left Micro$uck products.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby NChewie » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:59 am

Just upgraded my spare Dell Vostro 1014 from 18 Cinnamon 64bit to 18.1

Not only did it go smoothly, but it now has wifi working without the need for an external dongle! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby PJO3 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:56 pm

Upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad X200 (8 yrs old but with 8Gb and 250Gb SSD) from Mint 18 to 18.1 this evening.

So far so good. All seems well.

Minor comments:

1. During the update I got a message about /etc/mdm/Init/Default having changed and I was asked if I wanted to replace it or keep it. Historically, with Linux, I've found this to be a bit of a trick question (neither is necessarily the right answer). And many times when I've tried to compare the files -- when offered the opportunity (which Mint didn't) -- I've ended up little better off: because I couldn't back to where I was or the process of comparing the files was just too difficult using the default (diff) software.

Happily, I use a fabulous app for comparing and reconciling file and directory differences: Beyond Compare from Scootersoftware (it's commercial but worth every cent; it's one of the FIRST things I MUST install on any new machine, either Windows or Linux). So... I used the shell to make a backup of Default and then told Mint to replace it. I then used Beyond Compare to do a side by side comparison.

Replace, with no backup, would have cost me the following:

/usr/bin/x11vnc -dontdisconnect -notruecolor -noxfixes -shared -forever -rfbport 5900 -bg -o /var/log/x11vnc.log -rfbauth /home/me/.vnc/passwd

a critical fix

Keep, would have cost me

/usr/bin/mdm-set-keyboard-layout

which wouldn't have mattered so much (I'm not using a Logitech keyboard). In general, I think this file versioning business a potential pitfall for new users and that it would be good to have a way of stepping through individual changes and of making a backup of the file replaced or changed. Isn't there SOME open source approximation to Beyond Compare that could be called on? How about Meld? http://alternativeto.net/software/meld/?license=opensource

2. I removed Banshee and replaced it with Rythmbox. Are there other changes I should make to give me an equivalent to a fresh install of 18.1? A list of things to do, optionally, would be nice.

Overall

Mint is fantastic and getting better. I love it.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

Postby pjc123 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:56 pm

Another smooth Clem update, this time on the Sandisk Extreme 3.0 USB drive (previous Mint 18 non-live install), used on my HP Stream 11 laptop.


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