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Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:11 am
by clem
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” x64. Quick steps: Download the ISO or the torrent. While it’s downloading look at the videos and the overview of the new features in Linux Mint 7, read the User Guide and make sure to quickly go through the known issues. After the ISO is downloaded [...]
Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=910

Clem.

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:51 am
by tdapple
Woot! :D

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:01 am
by PiEp
Congratulations to Clem and the team!

Now I am an avid Linux Mint user, but I am still uncertain what advantages the 64-bit version would have. Most importantly the performance gain vs. driver problems specifically for Mint 7 Gloria. Can someone enlighten me? Does someone have benchmark numbers and/or experiences to share?

In any case: Mint FTW!

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:35 am
by keaston78
I've been using the 32 bit version but am planning to upgrade to the 64 bit version today. I am planning on backing up my home directory and copying it over to the new install, which maintans my settings in all of my applications. This is usually what I do when a new distro comes out, but since this is my first time going from 32 bit to 64 bit, I was wondering if there's anything in a 32 bit home directory that would not be compatible running on a 64 bit OS.

Am I good to go, or should I start from scratch?


Thank you!

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:06 pm
by ayonkhan
Great job. :)

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:41 pm
by Da Londo
Working 'till 22h today, will download as soon as I get home, install may be delayed because I have an early appointment tomorrow but I'm so curious about it I may as well do the install too.

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:07 pm
by Ale_JP
Thank you! is already running.

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:28 pm
by jdog
I sure wish I could just upgrade to the latest version like you can in Ubuntu. I'm still using Elyssa. I don't wish to go thru the hassle of a fresh install. Clem,
I thought you were working on that with the last release ? :cry:

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:37 pm
by subslug
jdog wrote:I sure wish I could just upgrade to the latest version like you can in Ubuntu. I'm still using Elyssa. I don't wish to go thru the hassle of a fresh install. Clem,
I thought you were working on that with the last release ? :cry:
From the Wiki....
Upgrade instructions:

To upgrade to Linux Mint 7 x64 from Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1, launch mintUpdate, enable the “dist-upgrade” option in the preferences window and refresh the list of upgrades. Make sure to apply all level 1 and level 2 upgrades.

An upgrade path for Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” x64 users will be published in a few days.
Sorry, no mention of upgrading all the way from Elyssa. Your best bet maybe to just backup /home and do a fresh install. It's really not that tough.

I upgraded from the 64bit RC and only had two apps to update.

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:25 pm
by kmrdeva
I am currently using Gloria X64 RC1, so should I just enable the 'dist upgrades' option in MintUpdate to go up to the Release Edition or do I need to actually install again from the Release Edition CD?

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:34 am
by Mike A
I have been using Mint7 x64 since this morning and I can find nothing unstable about it. I am now running both 32 and 64 bit versions on respective machines and they are the best. Thanks to you and all your team for a great job! Entire set up including adding the programs that I like and moving all over 1.5 hrs invested. Sweet, Thanks again Mike in Tucson

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:38 am
by digitallysick
I tried the dist upgrade from the rc but nothing happened, so I assume Im already updated. Its working great so far! Thanks to all, looking forward to a fluxbox and xfce version

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:46 am
by lannatwin
Nicely done. No problems at all on three different machines. Thank you very much.

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:12 am
by DigitalJedi
I've been holding on till this release and I have not been disappointed. Good work guys. Excellent distro!

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:45 am
by element
digitallysick wrote:I tried the dist upgrade from the rc but nothing happened, so I assume Im already updated. Its working great so far! Thanks to all, looking forward to a fluxbox and xfce version
same here

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:06 am
by kmrdeva
digitallysick wrote:I tried the dist upgrade from the rc but nothing happened, so I assume Im already updated. Its working great so far!
Same here too. I had the 'enable dist update' checkbox set for a week or so, and I remember that there were 2-3 updates a couple of days back. Other than that, I'm guessing that my installation has moved from RC to final edition. :)

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:02 pm
by rotum
try apt-get dist upgrade.

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:27 pm
by kmrdeva
rotum wrote:try apt-get dist upgrade.
Thanks, 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' command found one item for upgrade - libssl0.9.8 openssl. Done.

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:44 am
by Husse
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade is something to be careful with - only do that if you only have the correct repositories enabled

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:19 am
by royalsefton
Though I wish the installer offered support for software RAID and LVM, Mint 7 x64 is otherwise the best distribution I have yet used. I am very pleased. Thank you so much!