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I haven't had the opportunity to download yet, but a seeded torrent would be the most efficient way to do this. The more people that dl the quicker it will go.
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Upgrade Path From Bianca to Cassandra

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I just started using Mint with Bianca, is there a forum for doing an upgrade as opposed to Backing up and doing a clean install?

Thanks for a great OS

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Post by Lolo Uila »

I've tried the Cassandra final CD and I love the new artwork.

Is there a way to upgrade from beta 014 with updates (synaptic)?

If not then I know I should leave /home intact when reinstalling from the Live CD, but what about /usr and /var?

My hard drive is partitioned as follows:
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/usr
/home
/var

Or should I just back-up my data and do a clean install? I don't have a lot on the system yet, so it wouldn't be too much trouble if it is a better solution than an update/upgrade.

Thanks!

Cassandra is some very fine work. You should be proud!
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Very nice review. Just a quick note: The theme was made for Bianca, only the wallpaper changed in Cassandra.

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Many of you are full of praise for Cassandra, as I am. I would like to suggest that those who can afford to, should send a few dollars of gratitude to the Mint project to assist even greater product development.

This way Clem and the team will feel even more appreciated than the deserving words of praise coming their way at the moment. Extra money can get the hardware and facilities they need to keep producing what looks like becoming one of the top 5 distros.

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(no, I am not connected to Clem in anyway....by paying a few bucks I can contribute something since I am not a developer...just a grateful user).
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Post by amin »

gman wrote:I'm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and am having absolutely no luck in downloading. My downloads either stop completely or slow to a crawl. Any suggestions as to what is a recommended time of the day for downloading? I tried torrent but it wasn't any better than http.
ouch, I thought United States has the fastest broadband in the world. Milwaukee is a quite big city and the speed is slow? Then change to the alternative eg. 3G or HSDPA wireless modem if you're using fix/cable or vice versa; would it solve your problem :?: :?: :?:
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Wont install on my Inspiron E1505
Isn't Dell shipping this with Feisty preloaded on it?

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KDE vs Gome

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I have not kept up, sorry! Have you abandoned KDE? I only do KDE.
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Post by kiwiboyus »

I just finished a fresh install on my laptop and I have to say Cassandra is a thing of beauty 8) Great work Clem and team! It looks and feels very polished.
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My personal welcome to the newcomers here,
to: cedenburn , jediphx, amin , Ctrl-Alt-Del ,jimwelchok, reyawn, and persev

Best wishes,
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EDIT I noticed there are quite a few new people in the forum.
I wish to extend my personal welcome to all of them. :)
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Re: Cassandra

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JohnH wrote:Ladies and Gentlemen,

Many of you are full of praise for Cassandra, as I am. I would like to suggest that those who can afford to, should send a few dollars of gratitude to the Mint project to assist even greater product development.

This way Clem and the team will feel even more appreciated than the deserving words of praise coming their way at the moment. Extra money can get the hardware and facilities they need to keep producing what looks like becoming one of the top 5 distros.

Regards
John
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(no, I am not connected to Clem in anyway....by paying a few bucks I can contribute something since I am not a developer...just a grateful user).
I second your motion John
Wishing won't do it, money will. :)
Suppose we had to buy the CD, would anybody be stingy about it? :)
Or suppose the Server couldn't be payed. He could refuse to offer his services.
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If you had to buy the CD ? Well let's see... the daily stats for today indicate more or less 43,000 Cassandra downloads so far. If that translated in $1 per download it would mean the distribution could hire about 300 people like me to work on it... full time.

Of course it is also popular because it is free, let's not forget that.

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Dell selling Linux preinstalled on PCs

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clem wrote:
Wont install on my Inspiron E1505
Isn't Dell shipping this with Feisty preloaded on it?

Clem
Yes the are, even the Inspiron E1505 N is selling with Ubuntu on it.
It's only in the US and Home Office section. I would normally go through Small Business because of better Customer Service on your Warranty.
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segt ... l=en&s=dhs

I wonder if they added a dell section to the sources.list and if Linux Mint could use it?
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Post by blogger »

My personal welcome to merlwiz79, also :)

Quote Clem:
Of course it is also popular because it is free, let's not forget that.


Clem,
I don't think there's anybody who can't afford to send a dollar :)
I believe the reason for people's indifference could be attributed to the fact that many of them don't have an easy way of sending their donation.
Not many have a Paypal account. There should be another way.

I am willing to pay for my downloaded CD, and I believe it's worth more than ten Dollars to me.
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Congratulations from Mexico, You're the best guys.
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XBMC port for linux

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They are porting Xbox Media Center to Linux. http://www.xboxmediacenter.com/wiki/?ti ... rt_project

I have been using it on my Xbox for some years and it's great.
This would be awesome to have for Linux Mint.
This is what it looks like on Ubuntu.
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Clem,
I don't think there's anybody who can't afford to send a dollar Smile
I believe the reason for people's indifference could be attributed to the fact that many of them don't have an easy way of sending their donation.
Not many have a Paypal account. There should be another way.
A suggestion.

Could there be a postal address (Box number?) where those of us who can't use, or don't like using, Paypal, could send a cheque (or even a Dollar note) as our donation. As Clem lives in Ireland, what about Euros?

A postal address seems to work well with other distros.

Congratulations on Cassandra. She's fantastic!

Cheers

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Post by hippy »

keithp wrote:

Clem,
I don't think there's anybody who can't afford to send a dollar Smile
I believe the reason for people's indifference could be attributed to the fact that many of them don't have an easy way of sending their donation.
Not many have a Paypal account. There should be another way.
A suggestion.

Could there be a postal address (Box number?) where those of us who can't use, or don't like using, Paypal, could send a cheque (or even a Dollar note) as our donation. As Clem lives in Ireland, what about Euros?

A postal address seems to work well with other distros.

Congratulations on Cassandra. She's fantastic!

Cheers

Keith
I agree with this, i dont have paypal or credit cards, i would like to help by sending a small donation, so some sort of postal address/box number would be a help for as like Keith says those of us who dont use/like credit/debit paymensts etc

Loving Cassandra she is working flawlessly right now :D
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Re: upgrade

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ironwoodcarver wrote:could someone please tell me how to upgrade to cassandra from bianca which I like I have about 100gig on my harddrive and am not looking forward to putting all that on dvd so any help would be appreciated
Could you use GNOME Partition Editor and repartition it so you can save every thing when you install.
Or get the Cassandra sources.list and replace yours and upgrade that way.(Not Sure it will work.)
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Post by clem »

Upgrade instructions will be published shortly.

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